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Large French Wrought Iron and Crystal Chandelier by Maison Baguès


An impressive French wrought iron and tole leaf chandelier, in cage form with central spear by Maison Baguès (early 20th century). This chandelier has been newly-electrified with eight lights (plus four inner lights), and features an array of clear, amethyst and topaz-colored large, high-quality crystals. Tole leaves with some gilding ornament the piece. Chandelier includes decorative ceiling canopy and chain.


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  • Date of manufacture
    Early 20th Century
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  • Condition
    Excellent. Very good overall, with minor wear to iron and tole leaf surfaces, various minor nicks, chips to some crystals, all consistent with age and use..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 37 in. x Dm 30 in.

    H 93.98 cm x Dm 76.2 cm

  • Diameter
    30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Seller location
    Pembroke, MA
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About Maison Baguès (Manufacturer)

Since its establishment in 1860, the Maison Baguès has been an emblem of French sophistication in luxury lighting design. Each piece the firm makes is hand assembled using traditional techniques, in order to emphasize the elegance and excellence of their detailed artisanal work. Still the epitome of savoir-faire, Maison Baguès’ luxurious pieces are prized for their craftsmanship, beauty and harmony.

     The master metalsmith Noël Baguès founded the company as specialists in liturgical bronzes, but by 1880 the company had expanded into the production of bronze light fixtures in response to the development of electrical lighting. Carried on by Noël’s son Eugène and grandsons Victor and Robert, Maison Baguès continued to progress, adding intricately detailed iron lighting collections in the 1920s as well as stair banisters, gates, and accessory tables. Baguès began selling internationally in the interwar period, expanding the company’s operation to New York, Rome and Cairo. Noted for their high end hand crafted work, such as complex carved sconces and hand-strung crystal chandeliers, Maison Baguès appealed to an elite clientele. While Baguès’ Art Deco crystal lighting fixtures drew the most attention, the company was also known for bespoke metalwork that drew commissions from important interior designers and decorating firms such as Maison Jansen and Raymond Subes. The idiosyncratic genius Armand-Albert Rateau used Maison Baguès accessories to decorate the interiors of Jeanne Lanvin’s town home in 1928. Maison Baguès products have also been featured in luxury hotels like Paris's George V, and the Savoy in London.

     Today, Maison Baguès continues its history of delicate, detailed work and devotes much of its enterprise to preserving the company’s heritage through restoration. Their efforts are worth it. As you will see on these pages, Maison Baguès remains the last word in classic French lighting and metalwork.

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