A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIX LIGHT ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT GLASS CHANDELIERS BY MOSES LAFOUNT (4497231)
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIX LIGHT ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT GLASS CHANDELIERS BY MOSES LAFOUNT (4497231)
A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIX LIGHT ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT GLASS CHANDELIERS BY MOSES LAFOUNT (4497231)

A PAIR OF GEORGE III SIX LIGHT ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT GLASS CHANDELIERS BY MOSES LAFOUNT (4497231)

c. 1800 England

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Moses Lafount, a Huguenot émigré from France, took out a patent numbered 2153 for his unusual chandelier design in 1796. The drawing included with the patent is virtually identical to these chandeliers. The centre receiving plates are stamped ‘LAFOUNT PATENT’ and numbered 1170 and 1171 respectively.

Price: £100,000 +
Private collection, England.
Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. 1, p. 337, fig. 26.
Martin Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, 2000, pp. 120-24.

Illustrated:
Ronald Phillips, Fine Antique English Furniture, London 2016, pp. 166-169.
Dimensions
Height 122.00 cm (48.03 inches)
Diameter 86.50 (34.06 inches)
Stock Code
4497231
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