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French 19th Century Empire Style Chandelier with Six-Light Arms

France  –  Circa 1890

Dimensions:
21 in.H
53 cmH
Diameter:
21 in. (53 cm)

Rare chandelier having beautifully designed, decorated, chased and gilded six bronze arms and central shaft all connected to a green lacquered bronze sphere. All wires are running inside the bronzes and not visible. Gilded bronze pine cone at bottom and arrow crossing a “faisceau” crown at top (Directoire symbol of Brotherhood). Each arm is terminated by a bobeche and a candle socket. The shade is green lacquered outside and white glazed inside, providing a beautiful light by reflection. Rewired for the USA.

In the Style Of: Empire
Place of Origin: France
Date of Manufacture: 1890
Period: 1890-1899
Materials and Techniques: Bronze, Tin
Condition: Good. Some chipped paint .
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
Dimensions:
21 in.H
53 cmH
Diameter:
21 in. (53 cm)