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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    A NORTH EUROPEAN CUT AND MOULDED GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LOW COUNTRIES

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    A NORTH EUROPEAN CUT AND MOULDED GLASS EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LOW COUNTRIES
    The domed canopy hung with swags of droplets with pear-shaped pendants, above a central baluster column and shaped tapering receiving bowl lined in gold foil, issuing eight branches with finials hung with swags of droplets, the lower bowl issuing eight S-shaped branches with hexagonal dished drip-pans and nozzles hung with swags of droplets, with lower canopy and pear finial, the wooden block of each receiving bowl and branch tips incised with Roman numerals I-VIII, restorations and replacements including four lower arms and one upper cup replaced
    57 in. (145 cm.) high; 37½ in. (95 cm.) diameter


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    The shape of the receiving-bowl lined in gold foil is similar to chandeliers produced in the Low Countries in the middle of the eighteenth-century. A chandelier with similar branches and droplets is in the dining-room at Château de Hex, Belgium (Châteaux de Belgique, 1967, p. 114).

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    This lot will be sold under the Alpha scheme. If you are an EU Purchaser, there is effectively no change: VAT is charged at 17.5% on the buyer''s premium ONLY on a VAT inclusive basis. VAT is accounted for under the auctioneer''s margin scheme. If you are a non-EU Purchaser: VAT, at 17.5%, will be payable on both the hammer price and the buyer''s premium. VAT on the hammer will be refunded upon receipt of export documentation by the VAT department. Non-EU trading businesses can receive a further VAT refund on the buyer''s premium directly from HM Revenue and Customs.