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victorian griffon chandelier with cameos and amber crystals and glass

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victorian griffon chandelier with cameos and amber crystals and glass

7,900.00

1 available - free shipping

AA# 45394

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The mythical creature, the Griffon is one of motifs featured on this early 20th century fixture. Their bodies in profile add interest and character and become a functioning part of the light as they stretch out to support the handsome amber glass light body with cameos and two arms with graduated amber crystal drops. The details are finely cast in brass

48" tall x 32" wide x 7" deep

We find that early antique lighting was designed as objects of art and we treat each fixture with careful attention to preserve original beauty. Our fixtures are cleaned, rewired, and restored & are ready to hang, following UL standards. We can work with you on code requirements. 

 

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This light is extremely unique in the quality of its craft, and features intricately crafted brass castings including faces on either side of the glass, and griffins above the glass. Griffins were very frequently seen sculpted in Gothic churches, and was a symbol of the combination of humanity and divinity. The individual glass sections are held in the brass casing by tiny brass screws. The holes from which the amber colored, teardrop crystals hang are very carefully cut from the brass casing. This light shows the creative sinewy metal of Victorian style lighting, and use of crystals and glass, while boasting a high quality of craft. Place this light over a table or counter, adding to a space with similar dark colored wood or metal, and brown or rusted color tones.