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Fifteen light French Empire style “Corbeille” Chandelier

France  –  Circa 1810

HEIGHT: 39 in. (99 cm)
DIAMETER: 26 in. (66 cm)

Corbeille (Basket) Chandelier in Gilt Bronze and Crystal with ten outside light arms and five inside. Under the twelve palmates gilt bronze crown flows out a string cascade of diamond shaped cut crystals joining a large chased brass belt supporting five bronze sconces having each two lights.

Inside, five more lights (added later) in an horizontal position. Under the belt a round and flared shape constituted of crystal pampilles strings. At bottom a pending ring of crystal mirzas.
Above the crown, the original chain.

OF THE PERIOD: Empire
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1810
PERIOD: 1810-1819
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Gilt Bronze, Hand-Crafted Crystal
CONDITION: Excellent
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 39 in. (99 cm)
DIAMETER: 26 in. (66 cm)