Late 18th Century Swedish style six-light gilt and glass Chandelier
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Late 18th Century Swedish style six-light gilt and glass Chandelier

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Late 18th Century Swedish style six-light gilt and glass Chandelier:
with blue-glass graduated wrythen stem and disks, trellised with chains of oval prisms; the frame of gilded bronze inset with square-cut glass prisms and dressed with basket of graduated chains to centre finial; the upper corona decorated with star fronds and dressed with ‘icicle’ pendants.
Circa 1780, restored and wired with electric candles.

Height: 38¼" - 97.0cm
Width: 29" - 74.0cm

wrythen

Glass which is drawn and shaped while molten. The term is used of 18th century style blown glass chandeliers.

'oval' prism

Named for its shape; this facet-cut glass prism is often used in graduated chains. Originally French, from the mid-18th century, they were made right the way through to the modern day. A thinner variety is also used on Swedish chandeliers.

'icicle' pendant

Tapered cut-glass pendant with multi-facetted cutting, in the shape of an icicle.

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