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HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France

HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France

HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France    HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France
A very rare French art deco chandelier by Hettier & Vincent in nickel plated bronze. The fixture holds five hexagonal shades in clear frosted moulded-pressed glass. It's a beautiful model shade produced for H&V by Holophane (verreries des Hanots and Verlys). All shades are signed Hettier & Vincent on the rim. 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 95 cm (37,4") and it's about 58,5 cm wide (23"), 45 x 45 cm in square. The chandelier is in good condition.

When I bought it it was already replated in brushed nickel. Brushed nickel gives a mat grey color.

I cleaned and rewired the chandelier. It holds five American candelabra base sockets.

For European countries I will place E14 ones. The shades are in good condition. Some air bubbles can be seen inside the thick glass (see last picture). The chandelier is represented in one of the supplements of the general Hettier Vincent catalog. The catalog is no part of this sale.

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 rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France" is in sale since Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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.

  • Size: Large
  • Style: Art Deco
  • Decade: 1920s
  • Maker: Hettier & Vincent
  • Material: Brass
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Type: Chandelier
  • Features: nickeled
  • Color: Silver


HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France    HETTIER & VINCENT rare French art deco chandelier. Nickeled bronze 1930 France