French gilded bronze eighteen-light scroll-form Chandelier

French gilded bronze eighteen-light scroll-form Chandelier

French gilded bronze eighteen-light scroll-form Chandelier

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French gilded bronze eighteen-light scroll-form Chandelier:
the finely chased and polished gilded frame with stylised foliate and arabesque decoration; the tri-part panelled stem with ribbed body sections bearing scrolling branches with fleur-de-lis surmounts and pointed finials.
Circa 1850, with original gilding, and restored.

Height:36"-91.5cm
Width:36"-91.5cm

gilded, gilt

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

stylised

With a design taken from, rather than a faithful imitation of, nature.

foliate

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

arabesque

Curvilinear decoration in metalwork in the Arabic style, with intricate intertwining designs, such as leaf-and-vine scrollwork.

fleur de lys

The famous stylised lily associated with French royalty.

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