Mid 19th Century Black Forest Lusterweibchen Style Chandelier


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Mid 19th Century Black Forest Lusterweibchen Style Chandelier. Lusterweibchen translates to “light woman”. The exceptional hand-carved and painted woman with a head covering is extending a beckoning hand. She is surrounded by four extensions that hold base lights encased in frosted glass shades suspended in the wrought-iron chain with marvelous scroll-work accents. A pair of antlers swing behind her.

Additional information

Weight 21 lbs
Dimensions L 26 x W 37 x H 40 in
Style / Period

Black Forest

Year / Century

19th Century

Place of Origin



Antlers, Wood, wrought iron


The chandelier has takes 4 base light bulbs. Each light bulb can use up to max of 60 watts. We recommend to use LED lights because it helps preserve the antique fixtures better and longer. Antique chandeliers might have to be adapted to modern houses. This chandelier uses canopy and chain which is not included. Please check with your electrician or contractor for additional specifics on installing antique chandeliers. All sockets work and the chandelier has been rewired to meet US electrical standards. Has a crack in the shield which has been repaired. A crack is also noticeable going from the shield up to the woman's chest which is due to the age of the wood. Small paint chips in a few places but overall in good condition for its age. Shades were added later.

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