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A French 19th century Charles X st. Ormolu and Crystal chandelier

List: $38,500.00

A stunning and most elegant French 19th century Charles X st. Ormolu and Crystal chandelier. This impressive eight light chandelier is centered at the bottom by a circular Ormolu reserve decorated by acanthus leaves and lattice patterns surrounding an acorn... — Read More

  • Weight: 50 lbs   /  22.675 kg

Shades, Canopies and Chain shown for display purposes, sold separately.

  • Item # 13827
  • H: 43.25 in L: 32 in D: 32 in

    H: 110 cm L: 81 cm D: 81 cm

  • Shade Diameter: 4 in
  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Crystal, Ormolu
  • Charles X st. Read More
  • (Charles X st.) - During the French Restoration period, Charles X's style was softer with the adaptation of curved lines. Although a continuation of the French Empire, this style was less formal than the Napoleonic era. The elegant aspects of the French Empire were still visible, but shapes became curvier with volutes and arabesque movements. Bois Clairs, or light woods, were varnished to highlight the grains and inlaid to replace bronze work seen on pieces from earlier periods. At this time dark woods had become harder and harder to find in France, with Napoleonic policies preventing France from doing business and importing items from the rest of Europe. Craftsmen now had to find alternatives to Mahogany, which was the most common material used. Bird’s-eye Maple, Ash, Plane, Yew, Beech, Oliver, and Cedar were now more often used and contributed to this new style's popularity.
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A French 19th century Charles X st. Ormolu and Crystal chandelier