French gilt and cut-glass six candle-branch scrolling leaf Chandelier

French gilt and cut-glass six candle-branch scrolling leaf Chandelier

French gilt and cut-glass six candle-branch scrolling leaf Chandelier

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French gilt and cut-glass six candle-branch scrolling leaf Chandelier:
with handsome cut-glass baluster stem and free-swinging crown linked from top canopy to the outside of the candle branches; the spiral-cut central urn echoed in the spiral form gilt bronze acorn shaped finial.
Circa 1880 and restored.

Height:39"-100.0cm
Width:39"-100.0cm

gilded, gilt

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

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

baluster

A term used to describe the stems of chandeliers, meaning shaped like a balustrade; curvaceous, with a series of urns.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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