The chandelier was made by Louis Ravaud. Ravaud was a blacksmith in the city of Lyon France during the interbellum (the oldest record I found of his company dates from 1901). For instance by Morin & Bost in Lyon. The chandelier is represented in one of the old Morin et Bost catalogs from the 30ies (see picture; the catalog is no part of this sale) as well as in the catalog of L.
The shades used for this chandelier are a model that is never signed. Most likely they were produced by Schneider but we have no proof for that since Schneider never issued a product catalog. The chandelier is 103 cm high (40-1/2 inches) and about 55 cm wide (21-5/8).
It's in excellent condition. The iron has a nice deep-brown patina.Also the six panels are in very good condition. No damages to report accept for the usual chips on the rim of one or two panels that are hidden behind the iron fixture. As you can see on the last picture two of the six panels leave a tiny opening between glass and fixture. At first I thought it was the hand forged iron that must have been iregular but after a closer look it turned out that all the shades have a slightly different curve and some are bolder than others. Moulds were used for this type of pressed art deco shades but it still remained hand work.. The chandelier is rewired with six american candelabra base sockets. For other countries I can wire with E14 or B22 sockets as well. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop.
Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets. For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use.For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe.
New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures. In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "LOUIS RAVAUD LARGE 1930 FRENCH ART DECO CHANDELIER. Wrought iron muller era" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.