Pair of Louis Philippe period ormolu eight-light chandeliers

£32,000

The superb chandeliers in this pair are deftly crafted from magnificent ormolu in the luxurious Rococo-inspired style of King Louis Philippe.

 

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Description

This fine pair of ormolu chandeliers is crafted in the style dominant during the reign of Louis Philippe, who ruled France as King of the French from 1830 to 1848. The style of Louis Philippe’s time referred to the styles of the ancien regime, as France, not long out of the troubled Napoleonic period, sought to reassert the authority and grandeur of its recently reestablished monarchy.

The present chandeliers draw upon the Rococo of Louis XV: each chandelier is richly wrought with foliate detailing, with acanthus leaves and rocaille like forms abounding. Each chandelier features a pierced bowl-form body, the edges finished with rolled acanthus leaves. This body issues eight ormolu scrolled branches, each branch terminating in an ormolu foliate drip pan and each candle shielded by a hurricane lamp. The body of each chandelier is suspended by ormolu chains from a foliate ceiling mount.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1840
Period
19th Century
Style
Louis Philippe
Material
Glass, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
86 cm / 33.9 inches
Diameter
73 cm / 28.7 inches

Reference:
11194a

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