A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier
A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier
A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier
A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier
A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier
A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier

A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Glass Six Arm Chandelier

c. 1890 England

Offered by Windsor House Antiques Ltd

£4,400 gbp
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An unusual, French, gilt bronze and cut glass six arm Chandelier, the basket shaped base section over the centre, very well cast putti, swan neck arms terminating in petal shaped frosted glass shades, the 12 drops to the upper section with unusual alternate cut glass buttons with shaped gilt bronze intersections.
The earliest candle Chandeliers were used by the wealthy in medieval times. They were generally wooden crosses, with spikes on which candles were secured. They were hoisted to a suitable height, hooked on a rope or chain.
From the 15th century, more complex forms of chandeliers, based on ring or crown designs, became popular decorative features in palaces and homes of nobility, clergy and merchants. Its high cost made the chandelier a symbol of luxury and status.
By the early 18th century, ornate cast ormolu forms with long, curved arms and many candles were in the homes of many in the growing merchant class. Neoclassical motifs became an increasingly common element, mostly in cast metals but also in carved and gilded wood. Developments in glassmaking later allowed cheaper production of lead crystal, the light scattering properties of which quickly made it a popular addition to the form, leading to the crystal chandelier.
In the mid-19th century, as gas lighting caught on, branched ceiling fixtures called gasoliers (a portmanteau of gas and chandelier) were produced, and many candle chandeliers were converted. By the 1890s, with the appearance of electric light, some chandeliers used both gas and electricity. As distribution of electricity widened, and supplies became dependable, electric-only chandeliers became standard
Dimensions
Height 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
Width 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Depth 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Stock Code
6121
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