French thirty-three candle branch gilt and glass Rococo Chandelier
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French thirty-three candle branch gilt and glass Rococo Chandelier

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French thirty-three candle branch gilt and glass Rococo Chandelier:
the gilded frame with exuberant cartouche and rocaille decoration; dressed profusely with various shaped glass pendants and rosettes.
Second Empire (1850-1870), and restored.

Height: 48" - 122cm
Width: 39" - 100cm
Glossary Words

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

Second Empire

Refers to the reign of Napoleon III (1850-70) which had more flamboyant styles than 'Empire', with more curlicues. The Empress Eugénie revived the Louis XVI style, together with an eclectic mix of sources. Many of our gilt-and-glass French chandeliers are Second Empire.

cartouche

Tablet or panel like a piece of paper with scrolling edges.

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