Marti found a great deal on an antique "Gasolier" chandelier that would be just perfect! David thought it was too much money, but Marti finally wore him down, "It's going to the crowning glory of this room!!" So the purchase was made! When it arrived we found that the gas part of it had not been electrified and the wiring of the electric part was sketchy. We ended up paying twice the purchase price to rewire it.... and then, of course, we needed to replace the rather plain shades with exquisite opalescent ones. What a deal! But it does look fantastic and is period perfect. When electricity first became accessible, it was terribly unreliable so the Victorians used a dual system. Shades pointing down are the original electric ones and gas was routed to the shades pointing up. The ornate valve handle is at the bottom of the gas arms. Whew, our 41 year marriage survived a close one!