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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    A RUSSIAN ORMOLU, GILT-METAL AND REPOUSSE EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER

    FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A RUSSIAN ORMOLU, GILT-METAL AND REPOUSSE EIGHT-LIGHT CHANDELIER
    FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The palmette-cast ceiling rose suspending chains, above a dished bowl mounted with relief-cast foliage and headed by figures of Minerva on horseback, issuing scrolled branches with drip-pans and nozzles, the bowl decorated with anthemion and terminating in a pinecone boss, drilled for electricity
    30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 20½ in. (52 cm.) diameter, overall


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    A closely related chandelier featuring a comparable pierced dish with relief-cast foliage and bowl adorned with stylised foliage, is illustrated in I. Sychev, The Russian Chandeliers, 1760-1830, P.V.B.R., 2003, p. 170, pl. 822, while a further related example with relief-cast classical scenes heading the dish, was sold at Christie's, London, 6 December 2007, lot 185.

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