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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A GEORGE III BRASS SIX BRANCH CHANDELIER

    POSSIBLY BY JAMES HAYWOOD OF BIRMINGHAM, 1783

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    A GEORGE III BRASS SIX BRANCH CHANDELIER
    POSSIBLY BY JAMES HAYWOOD OF BIRMINGHAM, 1783
    The ball knopped gadrooned stem engraved 'THE GIFT OF Mr. HENRY RIDGEWAY OF MOBBERLY. 1783.', the pendant ring replaced, the nozzles and drip-pans possibly later
    26 in. (66 cm.) high; 29 in. (74 cm.) width


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    In 1782, Henry Ridgeway of Newton Hall, Mobberly, Cheshire conveyed a parcel of land at Knolls Green to Samuel Jepson for the purpose of building a Congregational Chapel. This chandelier, probably by the Birmingham brass-founder James Haywood (d.1808) was a gift to the Knolls Green Congregational Chapel in 1783. It is further illustrated in the National Monuments Record (NMR BB81/7725).

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    Provenance

    A gift of Mr Henry Ridgeway to the Congregational Chapel, Knolls Green, Cheshire in 1783.


    Literature

    Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in the North of England, 1994, p. 24.