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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 598

    A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    BY FERDINAND LEVILLAIN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    BY FERDINAND LEVILLAIN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Of Regence style, one drip-pan impressed with a seal inscribed 'SYNDICAT DES FABRICANTS DE BRONZE UNIS/FRANCE/MARQUE RESERVEE/F.LEVILLAIN'
    31 in. (79 cm.) high; 33 in. (84 cm.) diameter


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    Born in 1837, a sculptor and an engraver, Ferdinand Levillain (d. 1905) was a pupil of Jouffroy. He exhibited at the Salon from 1861 onwards and was awarded a Silver Medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle. He became Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1892.

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