Cut-glass and gilded eight-light Regency ‘Flower’ Chandelier

Cut-glass and gilded eight-light Regency ‘Flower’ Chandelier

Cut-glass and gilded eight-light Regency ‘Flower’ Chandelier

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Cut-glass and gilded eight-light Regency ‘Flower’ Chandelier:
with graduated chains of cut glass prisms from upper trefoil
crown and long canopy fringe to pierced gilded mount; with
exquisite cut-glass ‘flower’ rosettes and ‘flower’-cut pans; the
double swagged basket below also dressed with gilt-capped
‘icicle’ pendants, and centre faceted ball finial.
Circa 1830, and restored.

Height:45"-114.0cm
Width:25"-63.5cm

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

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.

trefoil

A three-leaved form.

'icicle' pendant

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

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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