Important Napoleon III Chandelier

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An important chandelier of Napoleon III period in the style of Louis XVI, with eight arms of light decorated with foliage holding twenty-eight lights on two levels. The central shaft is decorated with a neoclassical fire urn placed on a bouquet of roses around a torch and a quiver with arrows. The whole is crowned with garlands of flowers and bows.

The Napoleon III style is the apotheosis of eclecticism and pastiche. Pompeian, Chinoiserie, Neo-Renaissance, Louis XV, Louis XVI, etc. Excessive ostentation, the style plays with ornamentation, a love of luxury and pomp. Accumulation is the golden rule and grandeur the preferred ploy. For the lover of historic styles, the Napoleon III era is a delight. This chandelier is especially successful and comprehensive example of this style. All grammar of Napoleon III style is defined : the taste of Louis XVI style and Neoclassical reference of the central fire urn. The size of this chandelier, with its twenty-eight lights is as much an exceptional lighting object as a sophisticated sculpture. The carving is particularly well highlighted by its gold and medal patina.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Louis XVI
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
    Dimensions
    55.12 in. H
    140 cm H
  • Diameter
    111
  • Seller Location
    Paris, France
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU105301207336
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

Located in Paris, FR

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