Large French lacquered bronze Versailles style Lantern from Cowdray Park

Large French lacquered bronze Versailles style Lantern from Cowdray Park

Large French lacquered bronze Versailles style Lantern from Cowdray Park

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Large French lacquered bronze Versailles style Lantern from Cowdray Park:
so named after the original hanging in ‘Escalier du Roi’, Versailles; with mounts in the form of a jewel box with bevelled glass panels; with foliate studs on each corner and leaf-and-bud finial.
Circa 1900, restored and rewired.
Provenance: Weetman Dickinson Pearson,
1st Viscount and Lady Pearson of Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex.

Height:55"-140.0cm
Width:23"-58.5cm
Glossary Words

Escalier du Roi

The grand staircase at the Palace of Versailles, leading to the top Chapel. The lantern in this position, which we call 'Versailles', has bevelled glass panels and an ornate gilded frame like a jewel casket.

foliate

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

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

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