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A French 19th century Empire st. ormolu and Baccarat crystal chandelier

List: $29,800.00

A French 19th century Empire st. ormolu and Baccarat crystal chandelier

List: $29,800.00

A stunning and extremely elegant French 19th century Empire st. ormolu and Baccarat crystal chandelier. The eight arm chandelier is centered by a striking solid crystal ball below a wonderful array of kite shaped crystal pendants and lovely most decorative... — Read More

  • Weight: 40 lbs   /  18.14 kg
  • Item # 12656
  • H: 47 in L: 25.25 in D: 25.25 in

    H: 119 cm L: 64 cm D: 64 cm

  • Shade Diameter: 4 in
  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Baccarat Crystal, Ormolu
  • Empire st. Read More
  • (Empire st.) - Neo-Classical in style, it was inspired by the decorative motifs and characteristics of Greco-Roman models, characterized as noble and massive. Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony were the preferred woods. Brass or gilt mounts in the form of swags, festoons, laurel wreaths, torches, and mythological creatures were used. Also common were the Napoleonic emblems of the bee, the crown, and the letter "N". After Napoleon conquered Egypt, he was so inspired by what he saw there, and he instructed his cabinet makers to include designs of sphinxes, Cariatides, and other Egyptian figures, in their creations.
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