Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau
Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau

MAISON MOTTHEAU ET FILS (founded c.1880)

Palatial Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Chandelier by Mottheau

c. 1900 France

Offered by Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.

US$175,000 usd
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A unique and palatial late 19th century gilt bronze and cut crystal twenty-four-light basket chandelier

By Mottheau and Son Paris

Wonderful quality bronze casted cage in oval form, two arms shaped as torches with five lights and two as scantily clad women holding four lights, with multi-faceted and shaped crystal, six crystal spears, eighteen perimeter and six interior lights.

A very similar chandelier is pictures by Mottheau and Son at the 1900 Paris Exhibition.

Maison Mottheau & Fils:

The bronzier Maison Mottheau & Fils is perhaps best known for their 'torche`re lumineuse' exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle; an ambitious and monumental tour de force executed in gilt bronze and onyx from a design by Euge`ne-Fre´de´ric Piat. Specializing primarily in lighting fixtures, the firm took full advantage of the advent of electricity, incorporating it with their decorative designs, combining function with elaborate decoration. Commenting on the introduction of electricity, the Art Journal wrote of Mottheau's display at the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle.

The French section shows many examples of fine work applied under the new conditions, but we doubt if a more complete success is to be recorded to the credit of any exhibitor than can be conceded to Messieurs Mottheau et fils.

If you are looking for a chandelier, a lantern or sets of sconces, Charles Cheriff Galleries is the right place to come. We have over 300 chandeliers in our inventory and over 250 of them are on display in our show rooms.
Dimensions
Height 69.00 inch (175.26 cm)
Width 56.00 inch (142.24 cm)
Depth 41.00 inch (104.14 cm)
Stock Code
AV108
Medium
Bronze and Crystal
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