Skip to main content

Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

NAPOLEON III STYLE

Under Napoleon III’s rule, Paris underwent a great rebuilding overseen by Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, which created grand avenues and lavish landmarks like the Paris Opera. Antique Napoleon III–style furniture was flamboyant and eclectic. It was also known as Second Empire style since it followed and referenced the Empire style of his uncle Napoleon I.

Developing from 1852–70, Napoleon III furniture was plush and ornate, matching the fashion for masked balls and socializing in salons. It borrowed freely from earlier French styles including Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI as well as aesthetics from around the world, from antiquity to Asian art. As writer Gustave Claudin remarked in 1867, the country’s architects worked in “a style which one would be tempted to call neo-Greco-Gothico-Pompadour-Pompeian.”

Napoleon III chairs were completely covered with velvet and lined with tassels; pouf footstools invited people to put up their feet. Sofas were upholstered with tapestries, and beds were adorned with gilt bronze and theatrical canopies. The addition of conservatories to homes led to new indoor-outdoor furniture, while the spirit of hygiene promoted by Baron Haussmann inspired bright, floral motifs.

Although the most ostentatious designs were for the elite, as seen in the Napoleon III apartments preserved in the Louvre, where red velvet, gilding and chandeliers create a cacophony of luxury, these trends influenced homes across classes as manufacturing made design increasingly accessible. Papier-mâché furniture allowed for elaborate shapes that would have been difficult to carve in wood. The malleable material was painted with chinoiserie patterns and decorative designs. It was mass-produced by factories such as Jennens and Bettridge with varnishing and mother-of-pearl inlays creating an effect reminiscent of Asian lacquer. (Surfaces that had been “japanned” — a specialty of Jennens and Bettridge — were intended to resemble lacquer work that was created in East Asia.)

Find a collection of antique Napoleon III decorative objects, tables, seating and other furniture on 1stDibs.

79
to
8
49
27
79
79
79
15,699
8,265
2,988
2,021
1,373
756
508
485
468
408
338
290
223
190
167
145
74
16
1
67
11
4
5
3
1
1
3
Height
to
Width
to
74
4
1
67
53
30
28
11
75
67
3
1
1
3
2
2
1
1
Style: Napoleon III
Pair of Napoleon III Candlesticks
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
A pair of Napoleon III candlesticks gilt bronze and Champleve enamel Origin France 19th century 1860 perfect condition. The Napoleon III style had its heyday during the 1850s and 188...
Category

1860s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Gilt Bronze Chandelier, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Gilt bronze chandelier, 19th century Gilt bronze chandelier, dolls decorations, original gilding, 9 lights, 19th century, Napoleon III. Measures: H: 80 cm, W: 60 cm.    
Category

1860s European Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Small Bronze and Crystal Chandelier of the 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful small bronze and crystal chandelier of the XIXth century, Napoleon III period. Measures: H: 70cm, D: 34cm.      
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Rare 10 Light French Napoleon III Opaline Glass Chandelier
Located in New York, NY
A ten light French Napoleon III glass chandelier with curved candlelights issuing from a fine basket center. Each arm is decorated with hand blown opaline leaves and naturalistic mou...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Opaline Glass

19th Century Basket Chandelier with 36 Lights in 24K Gold Bronze and Crystal
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Magnificent chandelier in the shape of a basket in the Napoleon III style with 36 lights in 24K gilded bronze, many drops of crystal give it a sumptuous effect. We have one chandeli...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Gold, Bronze

Henri Picard, Pair of Candelabra in Gilt and Silver Bronze, Napoleon III Period
Located in NONANCOURT, FR
Pair of gilt bronze and silver bronze candelabra decorated with cherubs at the top and resting on feet in the form of hooves. They are decorated with bas-reliefs representing masks o...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Baccarat crystal chandelier, 19th century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Baccarat crystal chandelier, 19th century A Baccarat crystal chandelier with six lights, 19th century, Napoleon III period. H: 70 cm, d: 50 cm
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Pair of Napoleon III chandeliers in bronze and porcelain. 19th century
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
These blue and pink chandeliers are made in gilt bronze and porcelain and form a very special pair, characteristic of the decorative art under Napoleon III in late 19th century. The ...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Bronze D' Ore and Crystal Chandelier
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique 19th century French Napoleon III bronze d' ore and crystal chandelier.
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

19th Century French Pair of Belle Époque Baccarat Crystal Crinoline Plafonniers
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of 19th Century Belle Époque Baccarat Crystal “Crinoline” Plafonniers Crinoline model created in 1895 Composed of a crown in gilded bronze from which escape long prisms with da...
Category

1850s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Ormolu

Beautiful Pair of Marble and Bronze Candlesticks, Napoleon III
Located in Firenze, FI
Pair of specular female figure on a green Alpi marble base finished with chiseled and gilded bronze friezes. French manufacture of the 1850/1870.
Category

Mid-19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Marble, Bronze

19th Hermitage Palace St. Petersburg Chandelier with 112 Lights in Bronze
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
This chandelier is a copy of a model in the Hermitage Palace in St. Petersburg. Its large number of lights and the finesse of its chiseled ornaments make it an exceptional piece. O...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Napoleon III Crystal & Gold Bronze 12-Light Chandelier, Ca. 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Napoleon III crystal and gold bronze 12-light chandelier, circa 1890's.
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

19th Century French Napoleon III Carved Giltwood Six-Light Chandelier
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a dining room or a den with this elegant antique wooden chandelier. Crafted in France circa 1880, the light fixture is round in shape and features six arms of equal lengths ...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Giltwood

Three Light French Chandelier
Located in Canton, MA
Brass chandelier in the shape of ropes and bows. Flower shaped glass shades. Louis XIV style. Completely restored and rewired, ready to install. includes glass flower petal shades in...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Gilt Bronze and Crystal Pendant, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Gilt bronze and crystal pendant, very nice decoration, Napoleon III period, 19th century, 3 lights. Measures: H: 34 cm, d: 33 cm.
Category

1860s European Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Exceptional Crystal and Bronze Chandelier, L-A Marquis, France, C. 1860
Located in PARIS, FR
This very important 96-lights chandelier made entirely in chiseled and gilded bronze in the Renaissance style, is composed at the lower part of six large sets of ten light-arms, ador...
Category

1860s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

French Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Chandelier, 1860 - 1870
Located in Nordhavn, DK
French chandelier in gilded bronze. 12 Candle pipes richly decorated. At the top with canopy under chains with foliage and flowers. Arms with leaf work finished with putti heads an...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Large Crystal and Tulip Tassel Chandelier
Located in Boulogne-sur-Mer, FR
Exceptional chandelier mounted in bronze. Tassel in crystal. It is electified at the level of the tulips.
Category

1890s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Antique Napoleon III Chandelier, Gilt and Black Patinated Bronze
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Decorative Napoleon III chandelier with 6 arms. Gilded in black patinated bronze with fine details, leaf work and gilded female heads under each candle arm and fine chisels on the c...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Napoleon III Chandelier in Bronze with Six-Light Arms
Located in Paris, FR
Nice chandelier in finely worked bronze, Napoleon III period. Six-light arms fitted with "Grand Siècle" candles and one more light in the central cassolette. Finely chiseled chains...
Category

1880s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Lamp in Gilt Bronze and Patinated Bronze Napoleon III Attributed to Henry Dasson
Located in NONANCOURT, FR
Bronze lamp representing a baby holding two gilt bronze sconces in his hands. It rests on a gilt bronze base also decorated with Louis XV style shells. Very fine workmanship in bronz...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Transparent Blown and Pinch Glass Chandelier Decorated with Crystals, Austria
Located in Honnelles, WHT
Glass and crystal chandelier on three levels, 16 sconces.
Category

20th Century Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Pair of 19th Century French Candlesticks
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of 19th century French candlesticks. They are in gilded and patinated bronze. They present a very beautiful abundant chiseled work. In good general condition. They measure: 65 c...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Antique Bronze & Marble Alabaster Chandelier
Located in SAINTE-COLOMBE, FR
French Antique Bronze & Marble Alabaster Chandelier (1890) Napoleon III This large and impressive bronze chandelier stems from an acanthus leaf ceiling rose via three twisted bro...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Nineteenth Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid-nineteenth century French Napoleon III period solid bronze chandelier features large crystal teardrops that hang from its eight arms. The central spiral fluted bronze pillar...
Category

Mid-19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Napoleon III Period Gilt Bronze Chandelier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A Napoleon III period gilt bronze chandelier, 19th century, trumpet model, 6 lights. Measures: H: 95 cm, D: 52 cm.
Category

1870s European Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Baccarat Cristallerie De Baccarat Chandelier from the XIX Eme '1870' with 10 Lig
Located in charmes, FR
Baccarat Baccarat crystal factory rare chandelier composed of 10 sconces with twisted branches including its frosted and cut cups and its cut prisms. the shaft is made up of 4 cones ...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Iron Lantern French, Napoleon III Black with Stained Glass Panels, circa 1910
Located in Verviers, BE
Studio multicolored stained glass hanging pendant. Studio stained glass hanging lamp. Featuring stained glass pieces with enclosing blue, green, red, orange and yellow stained gla...
Category

1910s French Vintage Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

Very Fine Gilt Bronze & Crystal Napoleon III Style Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine Napoleon III style chandelier with rope twist arm having a bronze dore frame ornate with clear, "fumee" and amethyst color hand cut pendalogues as well as uncut prisms an...
Category

1890s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Chandelier of the 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Chandelier of the 19th century, Napoleon III period in golden bronze and crystal, 14 lights, very beautiful chiseling of golden bronze with floral design. Measures: H 110 cm, D 64 cm.
Category

1870s European Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Canton porcelain chandelier, gilt bronze mount, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Chandelier with a Chinese Canton porcelain vase with a white background and ornamentation of cherry blossom branches, three arms chiseled and gilt bronze mount and decorated in the L...
Category

1880s Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Porcelain

French Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Canton, MA
Twelve light gilt bronze and crystal chandelier, French, early 19th century. Unique Georgian and faceted diamond shaped crystals. Height is chandelier only. Completely restored with ...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Very Fine Napoleon III Style Chandelier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very fine Napoleon III style chandelier having a gilt bronze frame with "S" curve arms ornate with "Fumee" purple pendalogues and beaded swags. 8 Lights. France, circa 1900. Dimen...
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
Located in Canton, MA
A magnificent late 19th century gilt bronze and crystal chandelier. 36 lights on alternating curved foliate arms. Central stem has greek key design seen on some similar styled Baccar...
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Four Light French Napoleon III Horse Chandelier
By Percier & Fontaine
Located in Canton, MA
Four light French gasolier, Napoleon III style. Exceptional brass castings of horses, original beaded crystal chains. electrified. C. 1900 In the style of Percier and Fontaine. D...
Category

20th Century French Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

French Gilt Copper and Glass Pendant Light with Vitrail Facets
Located in Labrit, Landes
Glass pendant light chandelier, France, late 19th century Gilt copper Colored and transparent glass This Lantern was created for gas light This can be rewired to USA, UK and Euro...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

French Vintage Black Iron Pendant One-Light Lantern, 1950s
Located in Barntrup, DE
Fabulous French vintage iron one-light lantern in black color with some dark green accents. One socket for the E14 size light bulb. The light fixture is ready for use also in the U.S...
Category

1950s French Vintage Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

French D'ore Gilt and Patinated Bronze Nine-Light Chandelier
Located in Stamford, CT
Wonderful chateau quality d'ore gilt and patinated bronze 9 light chandelier. Provenance : Andrew Hall estate, Southport, CT.
Category

1810s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Napoleon III Gilded Bronze and Sevres Porcelain Antique Chandelier
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Splendid Napoleon III chandelier in gilded bronze and fine sevres porcelain with 8 lights, 1880s. The bronze is finely chiseled. The porcelain in the colors of blue is hand painted w...
Category

1880s Italian Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Napoleon III French Bronze Six Light Bronze Chandelier
Located in La Plata, MD
Early 20th century French bronze chandelier in the style of Napoleon III or neoclassical design. Six lights, highly detailed bronze details.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Candlesticks Napoleon III
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pair of candlesticks Napoleon III circa 1900 gilt bronze and champleve enamel Origin France perfect condition.
Category

Early 1900s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Napoleon III Gold Bronze and Baccarat Crystal Chandelier, Ca 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exceptional antique French Napoleon III gold bronze and baccarat crystal chandelier, Circa 1880.
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Pair of Italian Chandeliers in Glass, Crystal and Metal
Located in Roma, IT
This pair of chandeliers feature a cascade of tear-drops, roses, festoons, chains of pearls, sequins, and crystals, making them decor pieces of peerless elegance, splendor, and glamo...
Category

Late 19th Century Italian Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Metal

Napoleon III Golden Bronze Eight-Light Rounded Chandelier
Located in IT
Napoleon III golden bronze eight-light rounded chandelier, from France from late 19th century in correspondence of each light holder there is quiver shaped bronze decoration. The...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Late 19th Century Napoleonic Crystal and Gold Gilt Tole Metal Chandelier
Located in Middleburg, VA
Add some glamour to your room with this beautiful 19th century Napoleonic chandelier made of painted tole with delicate crystal garlands and flowers. Needs rewiring - can accommodate...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Napoléon III 1870s Six-Light Chandelier with Scrolling and Twisted Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Napoléon III period six-light iron chandelier from late 19th century with scrolling accents and twisted patterns. Created in France at the end of emperor Napoléon III's reig...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

19th Century French Renaissance Style Bronze Oil Pendant Lamp
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Renaissance style 19th century oil lamp. Designed. I have two candleholders, each 3 candles. In the center the oil lamp unit. With a green glass shade with bronze crown. The frame is...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Romantic Brass and Ebonized Black Chandelier
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Striking vintage chandelier in black and gold having circular base with 4 extending brass arms with candle lights, suspended from handsome gold chains. Body of fixture has brass cres...
Category

1930s American Vintage Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Napoleon III Golden Bronze and Dark Green Lacquer Twelve-Light Chandelier
Located in IT
Napoleon III golden bronze and dark green lacquer twelve-light chandelier Chandelier from France from Napoleon III late 19th century period. The chandelier features 12-light. The...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Magnificent Palatial Napoleon III Gilt Bronze and Glass Chandelier
Located in London, by appointment only
A magnificent late 19th century Napoleon III gilt bronze and glass 30-light chandelier of palatial proportions. France, circa 1870 Measures: Drop 210cm Diameter 185cm.
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

1850s Napoleon III Six-Light Crystal and Brass Chandelier with Pendeloques
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Napoleon III period six-light crystal chandelier from the mid-19th century, with brass armature, pendeloques and rosettes. Born in France at the beginning of Emperor Napoleo...
Category

Mid-19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Brass

1920-1940 Bohémian or Baccarat Crystal Chandelier 6 Arms
Located in Paris, FR
Chandelier crystal with bell with six arms and rings and 6 crosiers Measures: Height 60 cm without chain 78 Cut crystal prisms with Baccarat model throttles Good condition, ...
Category

1950s French Vintage Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

19th Napoleon III Period Gilt Bronze Chandelier with Putti
Located in Marseille, FR
19th chandelier in gilt and silver bronze with putti decoration, Louis XVI style. Outstanding quality of carving and gilding.
Category

19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Exquisite Baccarat Crystal Candelabrum Decorated with Latticini
Located in charmes, FR
Exquisite candelabra crystal baccarat seven fires, golden net and inclusion of white twisted latticini in the foot, column, branches, bobèches and binets only a binet is broken and r...
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal

Napoleon III Period Gilded Bronze Chandelier, 6-Light
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Napoleon III period gilded bronze chandelier, 6-light Measures: H 83cm, D 52cm.
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Napoleon III Signed Raulin Gilt Bronze French Chandelier
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century French gilt bronze Napoleon III chandelier signed Raulin. Exquisitely modeled in a variety of figure head busts and leaf forms, it features three putti supporting the br...
Category

1880s French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Napoleon III Gold Bronze and Crystal Chandelier, circa 1870-1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
There is fine etching on the crystal in the center light of this fixture. All in all, very handsome and certain to please.
Category

Late 19th Century French Antique Napoleon III Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Ormolu

Recently Viewed

View More