Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Empire style patinated and gilt bronze six-light bowl chandelier

$ 11,000
  • Description
    This beautiful bowl chandelier is designed in the Empire style, which flourished in France in the period 1804-14, when Napoleon Bonaparte was Emperor. The style is defined as a phase of Neoclassicism, characterised by its use of Imperial Roman and ancient Egyptian motifs.

    The chandelier is crowned by a gilt bronze (ormolu) top canopy, which is decorated with foliate motifs, featuring scrolled foliage and flower baskets. A gilt bronze pinecone finial is mounted onto the underside of the canopy. Six gilt bronze chains extend down from the canopy to support the patinated bronze chandelier bowl. This bowl features a pointed top, which is surmounted by a gilt bronze light, covered by a frosted glass shade in the shape of a flame. The bowl is encircled by a gilt bronze band, decorated with free-standing stylised anthemions. This band is fitted with six gilt bronze arms, which take the form of swans with outstretched wings and arched necks. Three of these swans support gilt bronze candle-holders on their heads. The other three swans are topped by patinated bronze winged female figures, which carry gilt bronze candle-holders with laurel wreath bases. The underside of the bowl is mounted with a leafy gilt bronze drop finial.
  • More Information
    In the Style of: Napoleon Bonaparte
    Origin: France
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: ormolu, gilt bronze, bronze, patinated bronze
    Condition: Good. Some wear to gilding.
    Creation Date: Early 20th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Empire, Neoclassical
    Dealer Reference #: 15750
    Incollect Reference #: 349892
  • Dimensions
    H. 26.77 in; Diam. 22.44 in;
    H. 68 cm; Diam. 57 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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