Louis XVI Style French Majestic Pair of Crystal and Bronze Girandoles
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Monumental pair of lead crystal girandoles with bronze structure (it was called "Girandole" a branched ornamental chandelier or a lamp composed of several lights, often similar to a small chandelier. The Girandoles came into use in the second half of the 17th century and were commonly made and used in pairs.); the base is square in shape and on it rests an amphora with handles, all in a bronze fusion of excellent quality, gilded, finished by hand and polished; the most important part of these two objects is the crystal one; on the five bronze circles, mounted to scale, faceted crystal rosettes have been manually fixed to which massive crystals are attached, cut in the shape of an arrow in a perfect and elaborate way, then finely ground; the first circle supports the illuminating part with four fake candles equipped with flame-shaped bulbs, between candles stand out four impressive pinnacles of shiny crystal cut and smoothed in an extraordinary way: a Cascade of light! The girandoles are of very large proportions but on the whole, they are understated, luxurious, and elegant. Their beauty reaches its maximum when they are turned on: a fabulous explosion of lights and rays incredible! It is a manual and sumptuous work of skilled French craftsmen, masters in crystal processing, performed between 1890 and 1900; they are presented in perfect condition, complete with all the crystals, ideal for decorating an entrance cabinet or to illuminate an environment like abatjour. D.cm.30 H.cm.80. Warning: The electrical system is new but the wiring is European, so the compatibility of the voltage in the other States must always be checked by an electrician before use.
19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
80H x 30DI
31,50H x 11,81DI
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The electrical system is new but the wiring is European, so the compatibility of the voltage in the other States must always be checked by an electrician before use.
International - YES
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