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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 533

    A GERMAN GILTWOOD AND GILT-LEAD EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    AFTER A DESIGN BY KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, BERLIN, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN GILTWOOD AND GILT-LEAD EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    AFTER A DESIGN BY KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL, BERLIN, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    39 ½ in. (100 cm.) high; 40 in. (102 cm.) diam.


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    Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) was the principal architect to the Prussian court in the early 19th century and supplied a number of chandeliers comparable to the present example to Prinz August (see E. Bartke, Karl Friedrich Schinkel. 1781-1841, 1982, fig. 290) and Prinz Karl (see J. Sievers, Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Lebenswerk, Die Moebel, 1950, fig. 237-238). A closely related chandelier is reproduced in Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Catalogue of Castles, Gardens and Cultura, Properties in Prussia, 1981, p. 314, fig. 274, fig. 1, while a virtually identical chandelier from the collection of Garrick C. Stephenson was sold Christie's New York, 29 October 1993, lot 196. A further almost identical was sold in the Ariane Dandois Sale, Sotheby's New York, 24-25 October 2007, lot 252A. Each of these examples had identical moulded bands with anthemia and curved candle branches and all are attributed to this celebrated architect and designer.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN COLLECTOR