Art Nouveau four-light bronze ‘Waterlily’ Ceiling Light

Art Nouveau four-light bronze ‘Waterlily’ Ceiling Light


Art Nouveau four light bronzed ‘Waterlily’ Ceiling Light:
in the form of a group of naturalistic waterlily leaves and flowers issuing from waterlily-decorated ceiling rose. Circa 1890, wired for electric lamps.

Height: 12" - 30.5cm
Width: 9½" - 24cm
Glossary Words


A term adopted about 1900 to describe chandeliers specifically made for electricity. The very first electricity supply systems were from 1882. Important country houses had their own generators installed, such as Chatsworth House in 1895. Electricity became more commonly used in middle class homes from 1900.

Art Nouveau

Late 19th and early 20th Century style originating in France and Belgium. Its influence spread all over Europe and America through periodicals like the Studio magazine. Typical characteristics were the whiplash, stylised swirling flower and plant motifs, female forms and sometimes sinister-looking insects. See Gallé, Lalique, Daum..

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