The Cross House
Yesterday, I did a post about the latest gas/electric almost period-correct chandeliers added to the Cross House.
I ended the post with a warning:
In a day or so I will post images of the parlor chandelier installed!
PREPARE TO GASP!
Well, today I installed the period-correct parlor chandelier.
Note the lack of almost.
Are you sitting down?
Is your seat-belt fastened?
For, prepare to…gasp!
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The chandelier has four gas arms (unconverted) and four electric arms.
The shades are not ideal but will suffice for now.
The bottom of the finial is 78-inches above the floor, and this seems a good length.
The chandelier is SO exquisite and SO perfect for the house that all the other almost period-correct chandeliers suddenly look…not right.
While I am not crushed with bitter disappointment (a phrase I try and use at least once a weeks), I am a bit dashed (also a good phrase for a weekly turn).
Another consideration is where to install the matching fixture? I assumed it would go in the dining room, but the scale isn’t quite right. I would need a larger fixture. The library, adjacent to the parlor through a pair of pocket doors, seems ideal. But, I already have fixtures selected for the room: five 1970s Hollywood-Regency pendants which will hang close together, and low, over the shelving island which will be in the room. So, I am thinking the foyer. Or maybe the round bedroom?