A French 19th century Louis XVI st. Baccarat Crystal chandelier
A highly detailed and large scale French 19th century Louis XVI st. Baccarat Crystal chandelier. This magnificent thirty arm thirty light chandelier is centered by a topie shaped Crystal finial below a Crystal draped palmette designed reserve with baguette pendants... — Read More
A highly detailed and large scale French 19th century Louis XVI st. Baccarat Crystal chandelier. This magnificent thirty arm thirty light chandelier is centered by a topie shaped Crystal finial below a Crystal draped palmette designed reserve with baguette pendants hanging around the edge. Above is a large Crystal bowl with a seashell rim which produces a beautiful wavy chatoyant shimmer. Each of the two levels of 'S' scrolled spiraling Crystal arms are decorated with wonderful Crystal lily pad bobeches with baguette pendents hanging below. Above each bobeche are the Crystal candle cups which have finely detailed seashells along the rim. Surrounding the mottled Crystal central fut, are charming swaging Crystal garlands leading up to a Crystal tier decorated with intricate rosette cuts. Above the tier is the wonderful top crown in the shape of a seashell edged Crystal bowl with Crystal baguette pendants hanging below.
*Shades shown for display purposes, sold separately. — Read Less
- Weight: 195 lbs / 88.4325 kg
- Item # 13501
H: 64 in L: 44 in D: 44 in
H: 163 cm L: 112 cm D: 112 cm
- Shade Diameter: 4 in
- 19th Century
- Baccarat Crystal
- Louis XVI st. Read More
- Baccarat Read More
In 1764 King Louis XV of France gave permission to found a glassworks in the town of Baccarat. Production consisted of window panes, mirrors and stemware until 1816 when the first crystal oven went into operation. By that time over 3000 workers were employed at the site.
Baccarat was famous and requested by many royal houses and received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris after which they began to mark their creations towards the end of the 19th century.