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Object Name Chandelier and Fixture, Gas
Catalog Number 0985.07.00199
Date ca. 1850s
Description The gasolier has four bronze arms with a reverse scroll motif. The cylindrical center is decorated with a floral motif.
Dimensions H-60 inches
Made Cornelius and Baker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Provenance This gasolier is possibly one of the seven gasoliers attributed in 1896 to the original furnishings of the White House of the Confederacy, 1861-1865.

The introduction of gas lighting to Richmond in 1851 allowed Lewis Crenshaw to add gasoliers to his mansion. Seven of the gasoliers in the restored mansion were in the house in the 1860s; most were manufactured by the nation's leading firm, Cornelius & Baker, of Philadelphia, PA.
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion (tentative)
Confederate White House (tentative)
Executive Mansion (tentative)
White House of the Confederacy (tentative)
Richmond, Virginia (tentative)
Subjects Lighting