French twelve branch gilded and cut glass Chandelier
test

French twelve branch gilded and cut glass Chandelier

4623

French twelve branch gilded and cut glass Chandelier:
the gilded and glass baluster stem with scrolling candle branches on two tiers; dressed with graduated festoons of cut glass prisms and pear-shaped pendants; bearing the hallmarks of Baccarat, though not signed.
Circa 1880 and restored.

Height: 31" - 79.0cm
Width: 26½" - 68.0cm

Baccarat

French glass manufacturer founded in 1764 during the reign of Louis XV. Centred in Paris, they made fabulous chandeliers and table glass for royalty, and are still producing high quality glassware today.

French 'pear' pendant

Pear-shaped pendant with flat front and star-cut back, the angular edges giving a sharper form than the English pear.

'Empire' prism

Octagonal cut-glass prism with flat front and star-cut back. Used in late 18th century France and also in England on some Regency chandeliers. Lesser-quality prisms were used on chandeliers through the 19th century; a bastardised version is still being made in Bohemia today.

Thank you

This is sample alert content.