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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    A GEORGE II CUT-GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    IN THE MANNER OF MAYDWELL AND WINDLE, MID-18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE II CUT-GLASS SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    IN THE MANNER OF MAYDWELL AND WINDLE, MID-18TH CENTURY
    The baluster shaft with central sphere with silvered brass moulded division above a receiver bowl with brass plate issuing six scrolled branches with drip-pans, above a tapering finial, the brass plate lettered A,B,C,D,E,P [sic], restorations and replacements
    38¾ in. (98.5 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) diameter


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    The chandelier is related in design to some of the earliest known glass chandeliers, including glass and gilt-gesso chandeliers at Grimsthorpe which were installed there in 1726 (Country House Lighting 1660-1890, Leeds, 1992, pp. 42-43, fig. 26). Maydwell and Windle supplied a pair of large two-tier eighteen-light glass chandeliers for the Gallery 'tribunes' at Holkham, Norfolk, that had been hung there by 1757. Maydwell and Windle were established at The King's Arms in the Strand and their mid-18th century trade-card advertised several related cut-glass chandeliers.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The arms on this chandelier are replacements.