This elegant chandelier relates to the work of Andrei Schreiber, a German bronzier, who came to St. Petersburg from Yuriev in the 1790s. In the St. Petersburg Gazette of 5 October 1809, Schreiber advertised his works, which included 'lustres, lamps for the wall, the table and with shades, candlesticks, candelabra, vases, fireplace items and other bronze articles of furnishing' (I. Sychev, Russian Bronze, Moscow, 2002, pp. 94-95). Schreiber received various commissions from the Imperial family, which resulted in his appointment as Bronzier de la Cour de S.M.I. He was one of the principal craftsmen employed for the redecoration of Pavlovsk in 1815-1816.