Monday, March 19, 2012

CL Score - Crystal Chandelier

A "grand beast"?  Not by a long shot.  It was, however, a large number of crystals in a nice assortment of traditional shapes and good sizes with a solid brass frame and several concentric tiers (see the first pic below).  My best guess is that over 90% of the crystals are present and accounted for.
When the seller agreed to let it go for half of what she was originally asking it was too good a deal to pass up.  I snipped the wires right there in her sitting room and packed it all with newspaper and brought it home on the subway.  It is hard to photograph without a light behind it and they definitely need a good washing, but you get the idea.
I think I have enough crystals now to assemble a pretty good chandelier.  But, given all the other stuff going on, I am going to store them for the time being until we're closer to ready to needing a chandelier.

 Here are all the crystals - not included in this photo are the 6 arm assemblies at the ends of which the six exterior bulbs are mounted (comprised of cut glass S-shaped arms, 4 inch wide cups or bobeches and 3 inch tall bobeches or flowers)

And here's a helpful glossary of chandelier parts:

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