An Impressive Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze and Fifteen-Light Chandelier
An Impressive Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze and Fifteen-Light Chandelier

After JACQUES CAFFIERI (1678-1755)

An Impressive Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze and Fifteen-Light Chandelier

c. 1910 France

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An Impressive Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Fifteen-Light Chandelier, After the Model by Jacques Caffieri.

A Fine Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze and Cut-Glass Fifteen-Light Chandelier, after the Model by Jacques Caffieri. The chandelier has a pierced scrolling acanthus frame issuing foliate scrolling arms mounted with putti figures and birds.

Jacques Caffiéri (1678-1755) was the tenth son of Philippe Caffiéri (1634-1716), who emigrated from Naples at the request of Cardinal Mazarin to decorate the interiors at Versailles. He was elected to the Académie de Saint-Luc as a sculptor, and thus created many of the original designs that were proprietary models of his foundry. From 1736, when he was appointed fondeur-ciseleur des Bâtiments du Roi, Caffiéri remained in the employ of the French Crown.
Hans Ottomeyer/Peter Proschel, ‘Vergoldete Bronzen I’, Munich, 1986, p 137, pl. 2.10.3.

Pierre Verlet, ‘Les Bronzes Dorés Français du XVIIIe siècle’, France, 1987, p. 288, pl. 324.

Hughes, Peter, ‘The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Furniture’, Vol. III, London, 1996, p.1311, cat. no. 265 (F83) for a very similar but not identical chandelier by Caffiéri, engraved ‘Caffieri/Paris/1751’.
Dimensions
Height 136.00 cm (53.54 inches)
Diameter 104.00 cm (40.94 inches)
Stock Code
B67610
Medium
Gilt-Bronze
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