Large French, Gilt-Bronze Chan


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Of cartouche outline, with glass baluster shaft with acanthus scroll branches of light and spires, hung with large cut glass plaques, facetted drops and rosettes, terminated with a facetted glass ball. Professionally wired for electricity. Designed by George Hoentschel in partnership with Mewes and Davis. Diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher, who bought Luton Hoo as his country residence in 1902, commissioned the Parisian decorator George Hoentschel to redesign the Robert Adam interiors in the Edwardian Belle Epoque style. This impressive chandelier epitomises the so-called ‘French Touch’ the Wernher's wished to create for their estate at Luton Hoo. Hoentschel’s acclaimed luxurious style in partnership with the architects Mewès and Davis is embodied in the opulent scale and quality of the chandelier. A drawing from the Luton Hoo archive of the chandeliers that formerly hung in the Dining Room at Luton Hoo designed by Charles Mewès in 1906 in the French 18th century style display similarities in both the design and the fine quality bronze casting hung with crystal drops. The chandelier in both design and manufacture reflects the design capabilities of Mewès and Davis whose grand design project at Luton Hoo recreated the decoration of the Ancien Régime and the superior craftsmanship of the firm of Maison Leys under the direction of George Hoentschel.

Current list price: £145.000,00

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Matthew Upham Antiques is based in the established Antiques quarter of Lillie Road, Fulham. Matthew Upham Antiques offers a wide variety of fine antique chandeliers, lanterns and wall lights sourced from all over Europe and fully restored by hand. All of our lighting is re-wired and pat code tested in the UK. We also stock 19th century furniture, decorative objects and garden statuary. With over 30 years in the trade, Matthew Upham offers on site consultations for interior designers and private customers alike. We offer a valuation service and are more than happy to source items by request by emailing Please check out our Instagram page Matthew_Upham_Antiques for daily updates on new stock. Use a this link for quick access Delivery & Payment We are happy to source shipping quotes for all items to the UK and overseas, please contact the office for more information. We invoice in GB pounds and prefer payment by BACS or wire transfer. We also accept card payments in the shop. We do not accept American Express cards. VAT There is no VAT charged on antiques that are over 100 years old. Some items are sold + VAT at the currant rate 20%. Items being exported out of the EU are exempt from VAT if aproof of export is provided. Items can be sold exempt of VAT within the EU if a European VAT number is provided, with proof of export.
20th century (1900-1999)
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Dimensions (cm):
120H x 100W x 100D
Dimensions (inch):
47,24H x 39,37W x 39,37D
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Metal, Gilt
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