The top tier is gold gilt and embossed. The chandelier has been decorated with 130 clear 2.5 Austrian crystals. The crystals have had new brass bow tie connector pins added on. The top of the socket cluster features a stylized art deco acanthus leaf plateau.The plateau and loop are removable -Removing the plateau and loop from the top would allow you to mount the fixture flush to the ceiling. Flush mounting hardware not included. The bottom inside of the socket cluster has decorative filigree work and a finial.
The chandelier has been rewired. It has two bakelite standard sized keyless sockets encased in pierced and embossed gilt metal decorative sleeves.I used short halogen 100 watt decorator bulbs. This fixture can be hung by the canopy and chain from the ceiling and will operate with a wall switch or dimmer switch. When re-attaching the crystals to the frame, I recommend starting from the bottom tier and working up. I spaced the crystals evenly by eye.
There are no missing crystals. Please refer to the photos close up to see how they are spaced on the frame. The matching ceiling canopy is brass and measures 5 inches wide. The canopy comes with a fancy 16 inch embossed brass adjustable chain. The pictures don't do it justice!
Sometimes the flash of the camera may make picture colors appear slightly different. Old crystals may have slight imperfections. All items are carefully packed and insured.Some antique items may have small flaws undetected by myself and not mentioned in the description. Any major defects will be in the description. If you do have a problem with your item please contact me immediately. The item "FINE ANTIQUE NYC ART DECO 3 TIER AUSTRIAN CRYSTAL WEDDING CAKE CHANDELIER c1920" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "drbriliant" and is located in Wayne, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.