Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century
Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century
Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century
Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century
Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century
Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century

Antique French Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier 19th Century

c. 1870 France

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This is a highly decorative French mid-19th century Louis XIV style nine branch ormolu chandelier in the manner of Andre Charles Boulle, Circa 1870 in date.

Emanating from a central column, the upper part is dressed with three female caryatids interspersed with foliage.

The lower part with nine branches is S shaped and decorated with scrolling foliage. Each arm terminates with a drip pan, baluster form nozzle and a candle light fitting, and it is completed with a stunning round finely chased base with an inverted berried finial.


Condition:
In excellent condition having been dismantled cleaned and rewired in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 78 x Depth 78

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 inches


The word chandelier appeared in the English language in the late 14th century, borrowed directly from 12th century Old Spanish. This was a new spelling of the 10th century French word chandelabre, which comes from the Latin candelabrum, itself from the Latin candela (meaning candle).

The earliest candle chandeliers were used by the wealthy in medieval times.

The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, is located in the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. It has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons. Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world, and one of the great staircases has balusters of Baccarat crystal.

Ormolu - (from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as 'gilt bronze'.

The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copper, brass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.


Our reference: 08253

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Dimensions
Height 73.00 cm (28.74 inches)
Width 78.00 cm (30.71 inches)
Depth 78.00 cm (30.71 inches)
Stock Code
08253
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