Lot 1263: A LARGE EMPIRE GILT-BRONZE AND CUT GLASS EIGHTEEN-LIGHT CHANDELIER CIRCA 1820 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: glass, metal
Very impressive. Gallery inspection recommended. Corona is squint but easily fixed. Would benefit from workshop attention and will need to be professionally re-wired. Some lustres and glass beads missing. Including a row of faceted pendants to the underside of each drip-pan. Elements possibly re-configured, if this is the case, it does not detract. Gilt-metal elements tarnished.
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Provenance: with Kunsthandel Edmund J. Kratz & Co., Hamburg, acquired 1974
Dimensions: approximately 170cm high; 107cm. diameter; 5ft. 9in., 3ft. 6in.