20 December 2000
A Venetian glass eight-light chandelier
Late 19th Century
The multi-baluster shaft surmounted by a foliate corona above a circle, issuing flowers and twisted leaves, above a larger circle issuing further flowers and leaves and eight spirally-twisted scrolling branches with foliate drip pans, above an ovoid facetted triple boss, minor chips to the extremities, one leaf missing
122cm. high and 116cm. diam.
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