French gilded and rock-crystal five branch Chandelier

French gilded and rock-crystal five branch Chandelier

French gilded and rock-crystal five branch Chandelier

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French gilded and rock-crystal five branch Chandelier:
the fronds and candle branches dressed with bead chains, smooth and faceted pear-shaped pendants and rosettes, and large sphere finial.
French, circa 1880, and restored.

Height:30"-77.5cm
Width:25"-63.5cm

gilded, gilt

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

rock crystal

Natural quartz. Characterised by its fractures, it has a fairy-tale quality when used in chandeliers. Usually clear, it can also be rose, smoke, amber, amethyst, and other colours. It is widely used as an ornamental stone and is also used as a HYPERLINK "http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/gemstone/class.htm" t "_top" gemstone.

chandelier

Ceiling light designed to bear candles, from the French. See electrolier and gasolier.

French 'pear' pendant

Pear-shaped pendant with flat front and star-cut back, the angular edges giving a sharper form than the English pear.

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