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A French 19th century Louis XIV st. ormolu chandelier

List: $48,500.00

A stunning and most impressive French 19th century Louis XIV st. ormolu chandelier. The eight arm chandelier is centered by a striking bottom foliate finial below beautiful pierced acanthus leaf movements leading to masks of beautiful maidens. Each elegantly scrolled... — Read More

  • Weight: 92.7 lbs   /  42.03945 kg
  • Item # 13252
  • H: 40.5 in L: 40.5 in D: 40.5 in

    H: 103 cm L: 103 cm D: 103 cm

  • Shade Diameter: 6 in
  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ormolu
  • Louis XIV st. Read More
  • (Louis XIV st.) - Louis XIV style, also known as French Classicism, was thought of and intended to glorify the Sun King and his reign via the majesty and harmony of its style. Louis XIV's style consisted of three different time periods with French Classicism being the first and under the control of regent Anne of Austria. The second period was under the personal rule of the King and became more classical, ostentatious, and victorious, culminating in the building of the Chateau of Versailles. Later in the second phase of King Louis XIV’s reign, came the invention of marquetry which changed French furniture with the decoration of different colors and woods. Most famous for his creations during this period is André Charles Boulle.
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A French 19th century Louis XIV st. ormolu chandelier