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A French 19th century Neo-Classical st. Baccarat crystal and ormolu centerpiece

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A handsome French 19th century Neo-Classical st. Baccarat crystal and ormolu centerpiece. The centerpiece is raised by two impressive paws feet and two extremely decorative and richly chased pierced supports with scrolled dragon heads. Leading up each side are striking... — Read More

  • Item # 13198
  • H: 8.5 in L: 15 in D: 8 in

    H: 22 cm L: 38 cm D: 20 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Baccarat Crystal, Ormolu
  • Neo-Classical st. Read More
  • (Neo-Classical st.) - One of the top design styles in modern interiors is Neo-Classical. Developed in the 18th century, artists of this time sought to move away from the abundance of decoration saw in the Rococo style and shift towards a more restrained and moderate style. As a result of this, excessive ornamentation was left behind with the new focus being on symmetry and minimalism. Architectural elements like columns and cornices were now the star of the show and were paired with linear furniture to showcase the beauty of the architecture. The Neo-Classical decorating style is modest and chic, with decorative pieces being strategically placed with moldings and cornices being the finishing touch. Tall walls, large expansive windows, and columns are key features of any Neo-Classical design.
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  • Baccarat Crystal is a French manufacturer of fine crystal glassware located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat and the Musée Baccarat in Paris.
    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.
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