A Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu Chandeliers By Barbedienne
Item # 8612
A most elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu chandeliers by the Barbedienne Foundry. Each chandelier is centered by an elegant central finial. At the center are richly chased scrolled arms ending in fluted candle cups with a striking satin and burnished finish. Connecting the arms are elegant swaging berried laurel garlands.
All original gilt throughout.
Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810 – 1892), a renowned French Bronzier. Between 1850 and 1854 his firm, Barbedienne, provided furnishings in the Renaissance Revival style for the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. They received numerous medals at the International Exhibitions, including medals in three different classes at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London.