Two-way gilded and bronzed Colza ‘Maiden’ Chandelier

Two-way gilded and bronzed Colza ‘Maiden’ Chandelier


Two-way gilded and bronzed ‘Maiden’ Colza Chandelier:
the unusual foliate branches in the form of maidens with leafy skirts; suspended on four decorative gilded chains from top corona to wide leaf-form handles; terminating in an acanthus finial.
English circa 1830, restored and prepared for electricity. Supplied with later frosted glass greek-key pattern shades.

Height: 33" - 84cm
Width: 20" - 51cm
Projection: 13" - 33cm
Glossary Words

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.


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.


This word is often used of decoration in our descriptions and means leafy.

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