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French 1st Empire eight lights ormolu bronze Chandelier

France  –  Circa 1810

HEIGHT: 23 in. (58 cm)
DIAMETER: 21 in. (53 cm)

Gorgeous chiseled and ormolu bronze chandelier from Napoleon time. The top plate has relief motives holding the round shaped parts through four beautiful chains. Eight lights cornucopia arms adorned with grotesques faces on each. Ormolu bronze flame above the round parts and a marvellous pine cone under.
The original chain (20″ long) is holding the chandelier.
OF THE PERIOD: Empire
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1810
PERIOD: 1810-1819
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Gilt Bronze
CONDITION: Excellent. There was once something hanging from the center over the flame, it is missing.
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
HEIGHT: 23 in. (58 cm)
DIAMETER: 21 in. (53 cm)