16 September 1999,
Price realised GBP 8,050
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A VICTORIAN CUT-GLASS TWELVE-BRANCH CHANDELIER
Of George III style
With central baluster column below two pendent palmed canopies, with serpentine branches hung with drops, the drip-pans hanging drops, with a pointed faceted finial below a further drop-hung canopy, fitted for electricity, one branch with restored breaks, lacking some drops, restorations and replacements
62 in. (157.5 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) diam
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A related 18th Century cut-glass chandelier hangs in the Picture Gallery at Stourhead, Wiltshire (illustrated in Stourhead, National Trust Guidebook, p. 31).
One of the large facetted branches from this chandelier, its nozzle and fitting have been broken. Christie's will arrange for them to be replaced at Christie's expense.
This chandelier dates from the first quarter of the 20th Century.
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