Pair of large English Regency ‘Leaping Leopard’ Chandeliers:
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Pair of large English Regency ‘Leaping Leopard’ Chandeliers:

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Pair of large English Regency ‘Leaping Leopard’ Chandeliers:
with gilt bronze ‘oak-leaf and acorn’ band issuing fourteen outside branches; dressed with graduated chains of cut-glass ‘double-star’ prisms; with long cut-glass tassels above, suspended from leaping leopards.
Circa 1820, restored and wired internally with splay of lights.

Height: 60" - 152.0cm
Width: 46" - 110.0cm
Glossary Words

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

'double star' prisms

Round cut-glass prisms with star-cuttings on both sides. One of the finest of prisms, generally used on Regency and later chandeliers by Perry & Co.

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