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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND CUT-GLASS TWENTY-FOUR LIGHT CHANDELIERS

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND CUT-GLASS TWENTY-FOUR LIGHT CHANDELIERS
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Each with part-reeded upswept foliate shaft, the central pierced corona with upsept leaf motif issuing sixteen acanthus-wrapped S-shaped branches surmounted with turned nozzles and foliate-cut glass drip-pans, hung with swags of faceted drops, surmounted by a further tier consisting of addorsed griffins centred by fruited urns and flanked by pierced trophies below a tier of eight further nozzles with conforming cut-glass drip-pans, the upper section with a pierced corona with lion heads flanked by scrolling foliage and palmette motifs, surmounted by lotus leaves below upswept palmettes, issuing chains of faceted beads, the lower section terminating with a reeded foliate sphere boss
    74½ in. (189 cm.) high; 29½ in. (75 cm.) diam. (2)


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    These chandeliers were almost certainly hung in the salone of a Milanese Palazzo when this was refurbished in the third quarter of the 19th century.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The measurements for this lot should read: 72 in. (185 cm.) high; 45 in. (115 cm.) diameter, and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN REMOVED FROM AN IMPORTANT MILANESE PALAZZO (LOTS 57-58)