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A French 19th century Empire st. Ormolu chandelier

List: $18,900.00

A most elegant and finely detailed French 19th century Empire st. Ormolu chandelier. This exceptional four arm eight light circular chandelier is centered by an Ormolu acorn bottom finial which is surrounded by foliate and palmette designs throughout the base.... — Read More

  • Weight: 20 lbs   /  9.07 kg

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

  • Item # 13975
  • H: 26 in L: 17.75 in D: 17.75 in

    H: 66 cm L: 45 cm D: 45 cm

  • Shade Diameter: 4 in
  • France
  • 19th Century
  • 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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A French 19th century Empire st. Ormolu chandelier