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19th Century French Empire Revival Bronze Chandelier



This sculptural bronze chandelier displays many neoclassical characteristics of the influential Empire style, popularized during the reign of Napoleón. Its suspended “basket” shape mimics that of a hanging Roman oil lamp, and various embellishments such as the crown of acanthus leaves at top, laurel wreaths and pineapple finial, and curving architectural forms all make reference to the greatness of civilizations past. The strong, elegant Empire style enjoyed a resurgence in popularity during the late 19th century, and the chandelier dates from this “Second Empire” period. This particular lamp was purchased from the collection of the Palacio de Larios, Madrid, Spain.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Diameter: 27.56 in. (70 cm)
  • Style
    Empire Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cut Glass,Cast,Frosted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Rewired: This chandelier was originally made for use with candles, and was professionally wired and light sockets were added sometime during the 20th century. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3306120575202

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Madrid, Spain
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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