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Argand Chandelier



Dimensions: Height 17 1/2" • Diameter 17"

Finish shown is Special Pewter.

An 8 light configuration of this chandelier is also available. Please call to order.

This lantern is based on an original design by the Swiss physicist and chemist Aimé Argand. Patented in 1780, it was the first fixture to employ a hollow cylindrical wick through and around which air flows, increasing the intensity of the light produced. The invention counted among its fans Thomas Jefferson, who noted that the brightness was 6 to 10 times that of conventional wicks. The Argand remained in wide use through Europe and the Americas until the 1850s, when it was gradually displaced by kerosene lamps.

All our lighting fixtures are hand-made to your specifications, and are well worth the wait. Please allow 4-6 weeks lead time for fabrication and packing for shipment. Actual delivery time will vary by shipping method chosen.

~ A 50% deposit will be charged upon checkout, and the balance will be charged when fixture is built and ready to ship
~ We're happy to ship to Canada! Please call our offices directly to place the order: (800) 844-9416
~ Price shown initially at top of screen is the price for basic finish options. If you choose any of the special options below, that price will be updated to reflect your choices.
~ We can also offer custom specialty finishes on many of our fixtures, such as polished and lacquered brass, brushed nickel, and custom polished chrome. Please call for pricing, and see our Materials & Finishes page for examples.