20 December 2000
A metal and cut-glass twelve-light chandelier
In the Empire style, the pierced circular corona with pierced scrolling foliate finials hung with facetted drops, terminating in a circlet surmounted by pierced palmettes, issuing the scrolling branches with circular drip pans and nozzles, above a further tapering cascade terminating in two concentric circles of flèche drops centred by a ball boss
162cm. high and 91cm. diam.
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