All seven cubes are signed Hettier & Vincent France. Hettier & Vincent was a well-known French lighting company. With a high quality finish of their lamp fixtures their chandeliers are now much sought after items. They produced lamps for the top end of the market and had a shop at the prestigeous and beautiful Place de Vosges in Paris - the groundfloor of number 7.
The chandelier has a drop of 102 cm (40-5/32") and it's about 52 cm wide (20-1/2"). The chandelier is in good condition. It still has its original nickel plating.Of coarse it shows it's 90 years old and it turned matt but it shows hardly any signs of wear. Most shades have small chips here and there. But really small and nothing is noticeable with the chandelier in place. Really a very good condition for this almost impossible to find top chandelier. It is represented in the 1st supplement of the general Hettier Vincent catalogue, page 137. The chandelier holds seven european candelabra size E14 sockets. For the US canada or Japan I will replace them for American candelabra base ones. When you make an offer please let me know to which country I must send the lamp so that I can calculate my best price. 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 "HETTIER & VINCENT large rare French 1930 art deco chandelier in nickeled bronze" is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.