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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 21

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED-METAL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND MOULDED GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    20TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO BAGUÉS

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED-METAL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND MOULDED GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    20TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO BAGUÉS
    The central faceted baluster shaft surmounted by scrolling branches hung with fruit-shaped drops and suspending from cut-glass chains the stepped scrolling candle-branches, decorated with further fruit-shaped drops including grapes, pears and peaches as well as leaves, and further branches suporting resting birds, terminating in a faceted boss flanked by further drops, minor losses and replacements to the glass
    51 in. (130 cm.) high; 38 in. (97 cm.) diameter


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    The firm of Baguès Frères, Paris, working from the late 19th Century, produced a wide variety of lighting fixtures and iron work in modern and earlier styles. Elaborating and mixing the two styles, using fountains, fruit, flowers and animals for their subjects, Baguès specialize in rock crystal set in silvered or gilt mounts, and their work includes the magnificent chandeliers in the Chambre de la Reine at Versailles.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF MRS BARBARA PIASECKA JOHNSON
    (LOTS 20-21)