18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier Lighting Jacques Antiques
Jacques Antiques

18th Century 9-Light French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Chandelier

Regular price $10,710.00 $0.00

France Ca 1770

A rare late 18th century Louis XV chandelier whose arms deploy around a scrolled bronze stem structure which forms a "cage" (hence the French name "lustre cage").  It is covered on five levels by a multitude of hand cut and beveled crystals with some pear-shaped pendeloques. There are three "Poignards" (daggers) on the periphery. The central bronze stem is covered by a succession of blown glass ornaments ("pieces d'enfilage') in shape of vases and balusters and finished by a crystal sphere ("bas de lustre"). This chandelier has nine lit arms terminated each by a bobeche and drip pan as it was built for wax candles but has been converted to U.S. Electric.

CONDITION
Good. Unusual and exceptional. Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS
H 35 in. X Dm 25 in.
H 88.9 cm x Dm 63.5 cm
DIAMETER
25 in. (63.5 cm)

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