19c Pair of Bradley and Hubbard Gold Leaf 4 Arm Chandeliers
- 29ʺW × 29ʺD × 28ʺL
- Late 19th Century
- Bradley Hubbard
Excellent Condition overall. One minor repair on one of them but not noticeable. Perfect working order. Converted from kerosene use ... more Excellent Condition overall. One minor repair on one of them but not noticeable. Perfect working order. Converted from kerosene use to electric. less
EXTREMELY RARE, FINE and QUALITY matching pair of Bradley & Hubbard 4 arm Chandeliers from circa 1885.
These Chandeliers were ... more EXTREMELY RARE, FINE and QUALITY matching pair of Bradley & Hubbard 4 arm Chandeliers from circa 1885.
These Chandeliers were originally kerosene lamps and were converted in the early 20th Century to electricity.
Both Chandeliers are most definitely in the American Arts & Crafts style.
These Chandeliers were originally designed and made by Tucker Manufacturing in Boston, Mass and they appear in the Tucker Catalogue of the time (An original copy of the Catalogue will be supplied with the Chandeliers).
Tucker Manufacturing was acquired by Bradley & Hubbard in the 1870's and the latter took most of Tucker's Designs and made them their own.
These Chandeliers have 2 design changes that were not available from the Tucker Made ones.
We have an original Catalogue of Victorian Designs by David Broughton *being sold with the pair).....this design is clearly shown as a Tucker Design on Plate 27 No. 195.
There are 2 identifying factors from the Tucker Plate that tell us it was made by B. & H., namely:
(1) They have a different top final and central column finial, and (2) Bradley & Hubbard offered a 'Gold Leafing" option.
We are certain, therefore, that these were made by Bradley & Hubbard and not Tucker.
Both chandeliers have most of the gold leafing still present. There have been some losses of gold leaf as one would expect from their age. Otherwise they are in SUPER condition.
There has been one minor repair on one of the chandeliers but it hardly noticeable and professionally done.
There are no Bradley & Hubbard labels on the Chandeliers.....but, this is not unusual, as very often when they were converted to electricity, the kerosene caps were probably replaced and the original caps (fonts) normally bore the Bradley & Hubbard marks.
We have NO DOUBT that these are original Bradley & Hubbard Chandeliers.
This particular model is EXTREMELY RARE and HIGHLY DESIRABLE !
TO FIND A MATCHING PAIR IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE !!
The 4 Arm Chandelier is extremely RARE.
The Hurricanes and shades are later replacements.
The glass shades are French but very sympathetic to the originals. They are made of frosted etched glass and curved and lipped edges with a rose colored tint. less