Ronald Phillips Ltd carries an interesting and expansive range of glassware, coasters and decanters ranging in date from the mid Georgian to the late Victorian period. Each piece has been chosen for its originality, condition and rarity. Our array of English chandeliers and wall lights in particular, exemplifies the massive characteristics of furniture produced at the time.
In the earliest English glass chandeliers the curved arms are plain, and a heavy ball with diamond cutting hollow or in relief forms the member of the shaft. Underpinning the neo-classical influence, flat angular drops were added in 1770, and an urn motive for the shaft. As show below, c.1775-1800, beads and 'icicle' drops were used in great abundance.
|A George III cut glass eight light chandelier.
English, circa 1780.
|A pair of George III wall lights attributed to
Parker and Perry. English, circa 1800.
The advancement of English 'lustres' from c.1790-1820 is characterized in a notable collection of contemporary drawings of Messrs Perry, whose predecessors united with Parker's firm.