Formal chandelier Louis XVI
Exceptional and magnificent large chandelier with thirty-two sconces on three tiers, in finely engraved and gilded bronze, embellished with cut crystals.
The central part is supported by a ceiling lamp decorated with foliage, which is delicately bound together and descends from a twisted and adorned fluted baluster with four seated tritons, playing the horn. From the central trunk emerges a first tier with eight arms of light and a second tier with an additional eight arms of light attached thus spread onto two other arms of light. This rich and imposing gilt bronze frame is adorned with a very beautiful cut crystal ornamentation from Maison Baccarat.
Bobeches with gadroons and pearls. The lower part is finished with a bunch of foliage surmounting a bunch of grapes.
French work from the beginning of the XX century around 1900.
This chandelier is a variant of the original model produced by Pierre Gouthière, King Louis XVI’s bronze caster for the salon of Queen Marie-Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles.
Height: 145 cm – Diameter: 115 cm