Some names are well known in the chandelier 'world' Parker and Perry ( later Perry and Co) unfortunately no relation to us !! workng in the 1780s to 1930s and making their name by supplying the Prince Regent and other notables and for their use of plain cut arms after 1788 . These chandeliers are now priceless and although sometimes parts of them come up at auction generally heavy restoration and renewal is required involving new parts . This is well understood by the trade and by clients , it is not possible that such delicate items would survive intact for 250 yrs .
Other well known names include Osler who made the giant crystal fountain for the 1851 Hyde Park exhibition, Lobmeyer in Austria , Bagues in Paris who are still making chandeliers today . None of these make anything which can be remotely described as ugly or out of proportion or out of context . Buying a beautiful antique chandelier is something which will make your heart sing and you will always be glad you did because it will enhance any interior . Norfolk Decorative Antiques do not sell many of the above ( the occasional Osler and Bagues are on our archive lists ) but we do try to buy the most beautiful and useful items we can and we always ensure that they are rewired and tested and have acres of old crystal to replace missing parts .
The picture show a selection of items , some in stately homes and castles which we can all go and see and dream .