AMERICAN FISHSCALE LEADED GLASS CHANDELIER, bronze overlay, large bronze shade crown typically associated with Dufner & Kimberley with a seashell motif, supporting an internal complex structure terminating in a six-socket cluster with vintage "LEVITON" sockets, exterior bronze decoration depicting a Classical motif of dolphins and torches, bottom rim with applied bead decoration hiding holes intended for hooked Moorish bead/cloth decoration to hang from the rim. Body comprising six individual irregular form panels with fishscale design. Possibly John Morgan and Sons or Dufner & Kimberley. Fourth quarter 19th/early 20th century. 21" HOA, 23 1/2" DOA.
Excellent condition overall with many glass panels having typical chipping/roughness to the edges, some panels with some minor separation/extending beyond the leaded frame. Bronze virtually undamaged with some isolated instances of wear.
Literature: Form and Shade Crown parallels Crist - Mosiac Shades: Volume II, pp. 4 and 175, top right and top left.
Provenance: Property of a Tennessee estate.