AN EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF ENGLISH REGENCY PERIOD CHANDELIERS OF UNUSUAL DESIGN

REF: FA667

£ POA

The slender tapering stem with slice and diamond cutting separated by ormolu foliate mounts supporting a palm tree spray, this with cascading drapes to the main band, decorated with ormolu rosettes, issuing eight six sided candle arms with drop hung van dyke drip pans supporting hurricane shades of bullet form, the main ring with a graduating basket supported by a ormolu foliate ring suspending a lapidary cut finial. The chandelier richly draped with double pointed spangles and finely chased ormolu mounts.

  • Height 152.5 cm / 60 "
  • Width 109.5 cm / 43 14"
  • Period 1800-1849
  • Year 1805
  • Country England
  • Provenance Possibly commissioned for the Maharaja's palace Hyderabad India, Where acquired by Nesle Inc New York early 1970s, Private American collection
  • Literature For similar examples please see Martin Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, Plate 70 the chandelier now at 1 Royal Crescent Bath headquarters of the Bath Preservation Trust, also Plate 9,53 showing wall lights and candelabra of a similar form, these attributed to William Parker. It's undoubtable that these chandeliers where made for the India market, many chandeliers in the late 18th century where exported to India with hurricane shades and can still be seen in the palace of India today.
  • Collections A similar pair at Chateau de Fontainebleau This Chandelier is similar to the model that was in the collection of HRH the late Duke of Kent. Another chandelier in the royal collection with the same double ring frame (RCIN53120)
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