Hans Agne Jakobsson Chandelier
Hans Agne Jakobsson Chandelier
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Hans Agne Jakobsson chandelier, 12 lights with crystal lamp shades on a solid brass frame, 1970’s ca, Swedish.
Thoroughly cleaned respecting the vintage patina; newly rewired, in full working order and ready to install. Light bulbs included.
This sculptural 1970`s chandelier is attributed to Swedish interior decorator & furniture designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson. The contructivist form along with the combination of quality sculptural glass shades on a brass frame are features of Jakobsson`s designs. For example Jakobsson imaginatively manipulated light & masqueraded light bulbs; in this example the hexangonal shape of the shades cleverly do this.
This Modernist chandelier takes the classical chandelier form reduced to its basics thus drawing attention to the detailed frame & quality shades. The result is a piece perfect for a range of interior schemes such as Modernist, Traditional, Hollywood Regency, 70`s Glamour or Contemporary.
The composition is over 2 tiers with a total of 12 lights. Each light is within a crystal sculptural shade. There are 4 at the top tier & 8 at the bottom tier.
From the main central brass cylinder column extend horizontally 4 straight brass arms with a narrow round profile. Each of these arms leads to a vertical wide column at the end, for a total of 4 at the top tier. At the top of these columns there is a lamp holder. The glass shade is held by a metal ring screwed in place. The bottom of these columns is finished with a highly polished brass plate.
From the 4 columns of the first tier, each has 2 curving arms which finish at another vertical column, lamp holder & shade. This is the second lower tier of 8 lights. There is quality detailing at the junction of these curving arms such as a short arm on one end and a raised ring portion on the other end.
The entire frame is in polished solid brass with the exception of the decorative cylinder on the column. This has a satin finish on the top & bottom plate.
The main vertical brass rod has a decorative cylindrical brass covering which slides over to cover the junction where the pendant rod screws to the frame. This decorative tube also serves to give a graduated sense of proportion.
The clear crystal glass shades are hexagonal, however the sides are concave. In addition the bottom of each shade is recessed so that the shade slightly covers the junction with the lamp holder. The result is sculptural which comes alive when illuminated.
The glass shades are held securely in place by a gold toned metal ring. These can be unscrewed to remove the shades for packing or cleaning.
This chandelier takes 12 small screw standard light bulbs E14 up to 40 Watts each. Photographed & presently fitted with clear Pygmy light bulbs of 15 Watts which are available from most lighting shops. These light bulbs are included in this price.
This piece can be used with a dimmer switch.
The solid brass pendant rod can be unscrewed from the top of the frame, perfect for packing or replaced with a longer rod or chain.
At the top of the rod there is the original brass cylindrical ceiling cup. This can be adjusted and held in place with a ring & screw. Inside this ceiling cup there is a hook to hang the chandelier from the ceiling.
This chandelier is in very good condition. All the crystal shades are in excellent condition with no chips. The solid brass frame & rod are in very good condition with the original clear lacquer still present. The brass has a nice patina in line with age and giving character.
Packing is offered free of charge. For safe transport the pendant rod could be separated. Each shade would be wrapped in card & bubble wrap. The frame would be wrapped in bubble wrap and reinforced with card. These items would be supported inside a box with filler.
Height of only the frame (without the bar) is 37 cm.
Each glass shade has a Height of 10 cm and Diameter of 9 cm.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson Biography
Swedish interior decorator & furniture designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919 - 2009) was master of direction & colour of light.