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A PAIR OF FRENCH CUT AND GILT-GLASS CHANDELIERS
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A PAIR OF FRENCH CUT AND GILT-GLASS CHANDELIERS

BY ANDRE ARBUS, CIRCA 1940

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A PAIR OF FRENCH CUT AND GILT-GLASS CHANDELIERS
BY ANDRE ARBUS, CIRCA 1940
Each with an arched frame wrapped with floral garlands and with a central sunburst obelisk surrounded by eight foliate scrolled candlearms and lobed wells each further surmounted with an obelisk, glass internally decorated with gold, electrified, losses and replacements to some moldings
58 in. (147 cm.) high, 43 in. (109 cm.) diameter
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Please note that one of the three top most drip pans will be replaced at Christie's expense and arrangement.

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The present chandeliers with their attenuated obelisk-form mounts, overlapping foliate branch ornament, suspended acorn-form pendants, stylized leaf-form coronet to the suspension and interior gold decoration are all stylistic features associated with the work of the Véronèse workshop and based upon the designs of André Arbus. The design (illustrated right) is that for a chandelier for the entry hall of Arbus’s Parisian mansion on the Rue du Faubourg, Saint Honore, executed circa 1942. The lighting for Arbus’s l’hotel particulier was a collaboration between Arbus and Véronèse and his home also featured furniture designed by Arbus and realized by Gilbert Poillerat. Yvonne Brunhammer’s seminal work on Arbus (André Arbus, Architecte-Décorateur des Années 40, Paris, 1996) also illustrates a design for a ‘projet de girandole’ that relates to these and lot 28 (opposite).
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