R. Williamson (Attr.) Floral Chandelier
This magnificent chandelier has 4 blown glass 'satellite' shades mounted near the ceiling, rarely seen on shades other than those by Tiffany Studios. Even more rare is the concealment of the electric wire inside the chain itself. Recent research turned up the advertisement below for Cryptofil chain, "The chain with the hidden wire". While it is unknown whether this Williamson's chain is by Cryptofil, it is some indication that there may have been at least a small market for such things.
From the collection of Martin May. Others in the collection can be found in a slideshow.
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