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The first English crystal chandeliers evolved from the 17th century Flemish style of metal chandelier. Large baluster stem pieces and scroll shaped arms were recreated in crystal. Most of the glass will be cut and the arms are generally solid, with the earliest chandeliers having neither canopies nor dressings. Metalwork is usually gilt finished, with silver plated tubes inside to disguise the iron shaft. One of the earliest surviving Georgian chandeliers was made for Thornham Hall, Suffolk in 1732. In the late 1980's Wilkinson’s were commissioned by English Heritage to create a faithful reproduction of this chandelier for Chiswick House, London.

  • 20 light Georgian chandelier

    20 light Georgian chandelier

    Instead of the simple S shaped scroll arms, this chandelier has two sizes of the more complex “double kink” arms arranged one above the other on two tiers as was traditional for larger chandeliers. It also has star cut drip pans and traditional Georgian dressings with double pointed pears.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 200cm - Width 152cm

  • Gdansk Museum chandelier

    Gdansk Museum chandelier

    Produced for Uphagen House the historical museum of Gdansk in Poland, the 10 light moulded crystal chandelier was created based solely on one poor image after the original chandelier was lost during the World War II. Using the original image and that of a similar design from the Georgian period, we were able to recreate all the pieces having them blown in a grey tinted glass similar to that used during the Georgian period.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 120cm - Width 88cm

  • 6 light Williamsburg chandelier

    6 light Williamsburg chandelier

    In the mid 18th century, the components of lead crystal chandeliers became more heavily cut and featured star-shaped drip pans, notched arms and more detailed stem pieces. Top and bottom canopies and pear-shaped drops were added. The reproduction chandelier shown is one of a suite manufactured in the 1970’s to replace those lost in a fire at the Governor’s Mansions in Williamsburg. The style is typical of the period 1750-60.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 112cm - Width 112cm

  • Small 6 light Georgian chandelier

    Small 6 light Georgian chandelier

    A small early Georgian style chandelier made up from some original antique stem pieces and reproduction Queen Anne style arms. Each of the 6 arms are wired for electricity with French candles.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 62cm - Width 47cm

  • Georgian chandelier with crooks

    Georgian chandelier with crooks

    This chandelier containing 6 lights, typical of the Georgian period from 1760 – 75 includes snake or serpent arms, purely for ornamentation. This reproduction, first manufactured in 1996 for a privately owned castle in Scotland also includes swagged dressings of small crystals joined together with brass wires or pins.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 120cm Width 110cm

  • Partially cut Georgian style chandelier

    Partially cut Georgian style chandelier

    An 8 light Georgian style chandelier encapsulating traditional Georgian stem piece shapes, presented with hand cut stem pieces and uncut solid glass arms

    The metalwork is gilded with the exception of the central shaft which is silver to disguise the internal electrics as subtly as possible. Wired for electricity with French candles.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 90cm - Width 85cm

  • Uncut Georgian chandelier

    Uncut Georgian chandelier

    An 8 light Georgian style chandelier with no cutting on any crystal pieces, while still encapsulating traditional Georgian stem piece shapes. Illustrated with wax candles but can be wired for electricity. Where all 8 arms locate into the metal receiver plate there are wired in halogen capsule lamps to light up central shaft.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 85cm - Width 83cm

  • 10 Light Thornham Hall

    10 Light Thornham Hall

    Wilkinson’s fine reproduction of one of the earliest surviving examples of an English Georgian lead crystal chandelier. The original was made for Thornham Hall in Suffolk in 1732 and now hangs at Winterthur, Delaware. This reproduction was commissioned by English Heritage for Chiswick House, London and features lead crystal baluster stem pieces and 10 scrolled arms typical of the shapes used on the earlier 17th century Flemish metal chandeliers.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 135cm - Width 117cm

  • 8 light Thornham Hall with cut arms

    8 light Thornham Hall with cut arms

    Based on our popular reproduction of the Thornham Hall chandelier, this version has 8 fully cut branches with cut drip pans. It is manufactured in our “Georgian Grey” tinted lead crystal, all hand cut and polished in our own workshops. The solid brass metalwork is English gilded but can be changed to silver plate or any other finish. It has slightly smaller proportions than the 10 light Thornham Hall chandelier.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 116cm - Width 106cm

  • Small 8 light Thornham Hall

    Small 8 light Thornham Hall

    A smaller version of our classic 10 light Thornham Hall chandelier, with 8 plain solid arms wired for electricity. All central crystal shaft pieces were hand blown in the UK and hand cut by Wilkinson’s. Metalwork is finished in silver plate. Receiver bowl which hold the 8 arms has been mirrored to disguise electrical connections.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 85cm - Width 83cm

  • 6 Light Thornham Hall

    6 Light Thornham Hall

    A smaller version of our classic 10 light Thornham Hall chandelier, with 6 plain solid arms wired for electricity. All central crystal shaft pieces were hand blown in the UK and hand cut by Wilkinson’s. Metalwork is finished in English gilt. Receiver bowl which hold the 6 arms has been mirrored to disguise electrical connections.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 85cm - Width 83cm

  • Two tier 16 branch Thornham Hall chandelier

    Two tier 16 branch Thornham Hall chandelier

    16 plain solid arms are positioned across two tiers in this version of the popular Thornham Hall chandelier. All central crystal shaft pieces were hand blown in the UK and hand cut by Wilkinson’s skilled glass cutters. Metalwork is finished in gild including a internal receiver bowl which hides electrical connections. Pictured with candles but has now been wired for electricity.

    Style: Crystal Chandelier, Large Chandelier