This is a very unusual and rare type of hanging lantern. It is likely a gas lantern from 1850 to 1900 that is now electric, with new candelabra sockets and wiring including a ground wire.The finish is untouched-what you see is the beautiful copper aging of over 100 years of exposure. The glass is replacement, one of the bracket arms that protects the glass was replaced, and the canopy is a replacement. The body is all copper.
The candelabra candle covers are new, but were custom finished with an antique look to suit the lantern's patina and age. Vent holes in the sides of the box prevented overheating. You can see heat rings on the underside of the box in the fifth photo.The preheating feature was a revolutionary design and is still used today on high-altitude/cold weather expedition gas stoves. Another unusual feature is that the burner arm swivels to stay level when the lantern is jostled around. This feature still works, but would need lubricated if you really want it to work properly; we left it alone. Bulkhead lanterns look similar is design, but this is not a bulkhead lantern because it has glass on four sides and hangs from a chain rather than being mounted to a bulkhead. This is a one-of-a-kind lantern that you'll likely never see again. It would fit into any decor, looking industrial modern to farmhouse. The lantern weighs 6 pounds 3 ounces. The lantern body is 17 inches high and 7.5 inches square.
With the 33 inch chain, the total length from the base of the lantern to the ceiling is 51 inches. You should shorten this by removing chain links to arrive at whatever hanging length you need.
The canopy is 4.5 inches in diameter. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "dural33" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.