Palwa chandelier, 24 Karat gold plated gilt brass frame with 101 optical crystals, 1970`s ca, German.This chandelier has been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. It is newly rewired, earthed & ready to install. It is possible to install this chandelier in other countries although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity. It can be used with a dimmer. Palwa chandeliers are known for the quality of the crystals & originality of design. In this case the traditional canopy shaped chandelier is given a Modern twist with optical crystals & geometric forms. This palwa design is quite rare and a great balanced combination between the Brutalist style of the 70`s with Hollywood Regency glamour & luxury materials. The gold plated frame has a brutalist texture and is elegantly decorated with quality crystals each hand polished in a square optical pattern to beautifully reflect the light. There are 6 tiers: 2 main outer tiers, a large round one & a smaller tier above and 5 making the canopy. The outer tiers have square gilt metal cells with crystals at the front repeating the square shape, in a horizontal row. The main large circular tier has a sequence of big & small crystals. The smaller crystals hang from a textured `bridge` giving the design a `Brutalist` feel. The smaller main tier is at the top of the frame, composed by six horizontal arms, each at the end having a square gilt metal cell with an optical crystal. This upper tier balance the composition to great decorative effect. Inside the main large circular gilt frame there are 5 inner gilt metal tiers which only have big crystals. The first one is attached behind the main frame.These tiers placed at different heights form a canopy designed to both cover the bulbs as well as enhance the decorative view from the bottom. There is a gilt metal central column running through the design. At the central point of the frame this radiates to 5 lamp holders with brass covers. At the bottom this central portion of the frame is finished with gilt metal plate with a gilt finial. The solid brass chain can be shortened or lengthened if required, and is finished at the top with a brass ceiling cup that can be fitted to the rod up & down with a screw ring. Inside the ceiling cup there is an S hook to secure this chandelier to the ceiling. This chandelier takes 5 standard small screw light bulbs E14 up to 40 Watts each. Presently fitted & photographed with 40 Watts clear Candle shaped light bulbs which are included in this price. This vintage chandelier is in very good condition. The frame is in very good condition and sturdy. The gilt is present on the metal with only some minor rubbing in a few small areas in line with age. The 101 crystals are all in excellent condition with the exception of one which has a tiny chip in the lower corner (as photographed) although this is not visible when installed or detract from the beauty of the piece. Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport, the lower tiers of crystals would be removed and wrapped in a layer of bubble wrap. The frame would be wrapped in bubble wrap & soft card. Together these parts would easily fit into a box ideal for posting. Additional dimensions: The Height of only the frame without the chain is 35 cm. The dimensions of each large crystal is: Height: 5 cm & Width: 5 cm. The dimensions of each small crystal is: Height: 2 cm & Width: 2 cm.Palwa Lighting HistoryPalwa is a lighting company from Germany that after nearly 80 years still exists today. Palwa has a historical worldwide reputation as a manufacturer of beautiful light fittings with their own in-house design department and craftsmen who produce special one-off designs. For this reason their vintage pieces are becoming very rare to find and sought after.