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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND CUT-GLASS THIRTY-SIX LIGHT CHANDELIER

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND CUT-GLASS THIRTY-SIX LIGHT CHANDELIER
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    En suite with the preceding pair of chandeliers, the part-reeded upswept foliate shaft and central pierced corona with upsept leaf motif issuing twenty-four acanthus-wrapped S-shaped branches surmounted with turned nozzles and foliate cut-glass drip pans, hung with swags of faceted drops, surmounted by another tier consisting of addorsed griffins centered by fruited urns and flanked by pierced trophies with twelve conforming foliate nozzles and drip-pans, the upper section with a pierced corona mounted with lion heads flanked by scrolling foliage and palmette motifs, surmounted by outscrolled lotus leaves below upswept palmettes, issuing chains of faceted beads, the lower section terminating with a reeded foliate sphere boss below a cone embellished with stylised palmettes
    88 in. (223 cm.) high; 40½ in. (103 cm.) diam.


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    Together with the preceding lot, this chandelier was hung in the Salone of the Milanese Palazzo in the third quarter of the 19th century when the apartements were redecorated.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The measurements for this lot should read: 85 in. (215 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) diameter, and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN REMOVED FROM AN IMPORTANT MILANESE PALAZZO (LOTS 57-58)