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A glass chandelier with eight plain arms and a baluster-form stem with hand-cut facets. The eight arms are arranged on two levels and have separate lightly cut drip pans. The stem piece features a central globe cut all over with shallow facets and with baluster-shaped pieces above and below, all...

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Almost certainly in English private collections since the date of manufacture. Sold from a private collection, England, to Mallet & Son Antiques, Ltd., London, UK; 2003, sold by Mallet & Son to the MFA. (Accession date: February 26, 2003)

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Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by exchange from the Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, Harriet J. Bradbury Fund, Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, Gift of Paul and Helen Bernat, Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes, Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Gift of Eben Howard Gay, Given in memory of Dr. William Hewson Baltzell by his wife Alice Cheney Baltzell, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. MacNichol, and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. de Forest Thomson

English, about 1730

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Overall: 96.5 x 96.5 cm (38 x 38 in.) Mount (3/16" thick stainless steel chain ): 274.4 x 0.5 cm (9 ft., 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, iron rod, silvered bronze