This magnificent chandelier is attributed to the pre-eminent London glass-manufacturers Perry & Co. based on its similarities with their known designs. The rib-cut corona, diamond-cut drip pans, twisted-rope arms and elongated ovoid stem all conform to their production from the 1850s (M. Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2000, pp. 151-155, pl. 91-92).
Founded in the mid-18th century, William Perry became Glass Manufacturer to the Prince Regent in 1817, providing fittings for Royal residences, Carlton House and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, as well as those of the nobility. And William Parker (d.1784), whose son entered into partnership with the Perry family in the same year, had supplied the 5th Duke of Devonshire with chandeliers and other glass light fittings at Chatsworth, Derbyshire in 1782-3. The firm was undoubtedly proud of their continuity in serving the great and the good. George Perry, nephew of William, said in 1835, 'we trust that our having made the greater part of the lusters for the late King, and our being now employed in making those for the new Palace of his present Majesty [William IV], will be some guarantee for the character of our Manufacture'.