An Impressive Large French Directoire Bronze and Crystal Twelve Light Chandelier
c. 1790 – 1804, France
An Impressive Large French Directoire Bronze and Crystal Twelve Light Chandelier dated to the end of the 18th Century.
Top crown or corona features a smaller version of the main band with palmette decorative head, foliate and tassel drapery decoration.
The main band suspended by 4 (four) laurel chains, features Fleur de Lis foliate decoration whilst supporting 8 (eight) horn shaped branches with a vine of grapes and leaves to the underside, “tied” by highly decorative knotted ribbon ornaments and centred on the finest chased boars’ head.
The lower basket frame is adorned with oval crystal beads of graduated size with the underside encircled by a decorative finial of palmette leaves.
This stunning chandelier is unique from other French Chandeliers currently on the market and is newly wired for Australian market. It can be suspended from a chain for the desired height needed and would dazzle over a dining table or in an entrance hall.
A total of 12 lights. Dimmable bulbs.