Magnificent French 19th Century Napoleon III Chandelier

This Napoleon III finely chiseled ormolu chandelier is simply magnificent. The French antique piece dates back to the 19th century and feature details in plenty. Beginning at top, we see a crown sporting a flowing bow ribbon motif draped around a floriate design. Acanthus leaves reach upwards accompanied by cascading garlands. The scrolling arms connecting the crown to the center feature balanced acanthus leaves with a central beaded bobeche. The center is itself draped in details; most notably an urn with Greek key design and handles holds a fluted flame. The urn and flame are mounted on an arrow & quiver, alongside a torch surrounded by roses. Moving outward, we see an impressive 40 bronze d'ore twisted arms beautifully arranged in clusters. They feature delicately detailed bronze d’ore candle cups, drippers, and bobeches. Finally, the magnificent piece is bookended at bottom with a bunch of grapes as a finial. One could spend a lifetime adoring the details that culminate in this fantastic fixture.

$95,000Item: 5911


Height: 58 inches

Width: 46 inches

Number of Lights: 40

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