French Empire Discus Chandelier

French Empire Discus Chandelier

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French Empire Discus Chandelier French Empire Discus Chandelier

This twelve-light chandelier hangs from six patinated bronze chains. The chains consist of flower shapes that are connected with ormolu rings. The upper crown is decorated with a wreath of Acanthus and stylized flowerbuds. Hanging down a decorated ormolu cone shape that ends in a pinecone. The chains hang from six rings in the from of flowerbuds.
The large disc carries a censer with a gilded raised edge and a representation of a large flame. At the bottom a large ormolu bronze, richely decorated, rosette.
The twelve ormolu branches have the shape of acanthus stems that connect to the disc with their leafs. They end in patinated bronze candleholders and ormolu candle-rings.

The quality of the casting, as well as the chasing, is outstanding. Bronzes manufactured between 1800 and 1810 still had the excellent standard that was required by the Ancien Regime. The explanation for this is that the craftsmanship of the period before the Revolution was still present in the artisans that were educated in that period.

Hans Ottomeyer en Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klasszismus, München 1986, p. 319
Galerie Perin, Paris 1997 Private Collection, Belgium
ca. 1810
patinated and gilt bronze
115 cm

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Kollenburg Antiquairs BV

Postbus 171
5688 ZK Oirschot
The Netherlands

+31 499578037
+31 655822218

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