Gilded bronze and cut glass George IV Colza Chandelier
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Gilded bronze and cut glass George IV Colza Chandelier

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Gilded bronze and cut glass George IV Colza Chandelier:
the classical anthemion design mount suspended on four decorative
linked chains to similar top corona; dressed with concentric rows of
rule-cut ‘waterfall’ pendants on square ‘cushion’ prisms; the boule finial
with concave facet-cutting.
Circa 1820, restored and adapted for inner electric lights.

Height: 56" - 142.5cm
Width: 26½" - 67.5cm

Georgian

Covers the reigns of the four King Georges of England between 1714 and 1830. Simplicity, harmony, symmetry and airiness were characteristic of the period, which overlaps with Regency. See Adam's style.

colza oil

A non-drying, yellow oil with little odour, obtained from the seeds of brassica campestris. In the Regency period, this was burned to provide light. See Argand.

'waterfall' pendants

Long rule-cut pendant giving the impression of a waterfall; mainly used for lustre candlesticks.

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