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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND CUT-CRYSTAL FIFTEEN-LIGHT CHANDELIERS

    CIRCA 1830

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    A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU AND CUT-CRYSTAL FIFTEEN-LIGHT CHANDELIERS
    CIRCA 1830
    Each with a three-tiered central shaft headed by upswept foliage and palmettes decoration, each stiff-leaf cast dish hung with pendants and beads, the lower corona cast in relief with stylised foliage, fruit-filled urns and flowerheads, issuing foliate-wrapped scrolled branches with circular drip-pans and nozzles, hung with further pendants, with pinecone boss
    46 in. (117 cm.) high, approx; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) diameter, approx. (2)


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    A closely related chandelier, possibly with the same provenance, was sold at Ader Tajan, Paris, 13 November 1991, lot 117.

    Built in the 16th century, the Palazzo d'Avalos del Vasto was the Naples residence of the d'Avalos family. Originally from Spain the family enjoyed great military and political success under the Aragon crown in Naples and received the titles of Marquis of Pescara and of Vasto. With its monumental Renaissance façade, the palace situated in the via dei Mille, and restored in the 18th century by the renowned architect Mario Gioffredo (1718-1785) still reflects the prominent role of the family at the time.

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    Provenance

    Palazzo d'Avalos, Naples.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY REMOVED FROM PALAZZO D'AVALOS, NAPLES (LOTS 145-146)