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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. wrought iron, gilt metal and crystal chandelier likely by Maison Bagues

List: $19,800.00

An exceptional and very unique French 19th century Louis XVI st. wrought iron, gilt metal, and crystal chandelier likely by Maison Bagues. The six arm seven light chandelier is centered by a charming and most unique bottom crystal pendant below... — Read More

  • Weight: 30 lbs   /  13.605 kg

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

  • Item # 11910
  • H: 37.5 in L: 21 in D: 21 in

    H: 95 cm L: 53 cm D: 53 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Crystal, Gilt Metal, Wrought Iron
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Maison Bagues Read More
  • Maison Bagues Founded in Auvergne, France, in 1840 by Nicolas Baguès, the company originally specialized in the creation of liturgical bronzes. Thanks to Baguès’ expansion into bronze lighting and the popularization of electricity, the business quickly found success. At the turn of the century, their chandeliers captured international interest, and soon Baguès began exporting to London, New York, Rome, Brussels, and Cairo. Along with a major expansion in 1920, the company introduced to the world their now signature collections of finely crafted iron, gilt and crystal chandeliers and wall sconces Parrots & Foliage.
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A French 19th century Louis XVI st. wrought iron, gilt metal and crystal chandelier likely by Maison Bagues