An Italian Early 19th Century 1st Empire Period Chandelier
Item # 8041
A sensational and large scale Italian early 19th century 1st Empire period giltwood, ormolu and cobalt blue glass chandelier. The chandelier is centered by a richly carved bottom foliate finial amidst the most intricately carved impressive foliate and floral scrolls leading up to the bottom tier. The tier is decorated with a striking reeded pattern and captivating cobalt blue glass reserves. Each of the fabulously carved scrolled giltwood arms display acanthus leaf carvings and floral candlecups. Extremely decorative ormolu chains join to the top crown of spectacular and richly carved giltwood sprays with large scrolled rinceau patterns. All original gilt.