A French modernist art deco chandelier in nickel plated solid brass and bronze by the famous Paris based. It holds four oversized shades in pressed frosted glass. This model shade is never signed was most likely produced by the glass factory of Degué and can be found on modernist chandeliers of the mid thirties of Francis Hubens Hettier&Vincent and H.
Several parts of the high quality bronze mounting has AP and petitot marks on the inside. The usual initials of the Petitot company: AP for Antonin Petitot who started the company in 1878 and was the father of Henri.This model chandelier is represented in one of the old H. It is 64cm (25-1/4") high and 54 cm (21-1/4") wide. The shades have a diameter of 18 cm (7-1/4). The chandelier is in excellent condition. I have renickeled the fixture and the lamp is rewired. It hold 4 european E14 sockets. For the US I will rewire it with US candelabra base ones. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets.
For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use. For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries.
An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures. In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "PETITOT 1935 FRENCH ART DECO CHANDELIER.Modernist lustre machine age" is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.