A French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu And Glass Lantern
Item # 8817A
A beautiful and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and glass lantern. The lantern is modeled after an antechamber lantern still situated in the Palais de Versailles which was featured in Henry Havard's 19th century Ameublement dictionary. The lantern is centered by a richly chased bottom ormolu foliate finial amidst fine acanthus leaves in a wonderful satin and burnished finish. The body displays a wonderful shape and symmetry. With a stunning array of beveled glass window panes framed within impressive ormolu borders accented with ormolu foliate finials. The top crown displays a striking array of richly chased acanthus leaves and foliate.