Pair of rose-decorated gilded and black bronzed Candelabra

Pair of rose-decorated gilded and black bronzed Candelabra

Pair of rose-decorated gilded and black bronzed Candelabra

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Pair of rose-decorated gilded and black-bronzed Candelabra:
the pans dressed with cut-glass ‘single-stars’ and ‘icicle’ pendants;
the foliate branches issuing from gilded and black bronze mounts
in the shape of urns; the urns decorated with a rose and surmounted
by a flambeau. English, Regency circa 1830.

Height:12"-30.5cm
Width:13"-34.0cm
Projection:4¼"-10.5cm

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.

'single star' prisms

Round cut-glass prism, with flat front and star-cut back. Used on early 19th century Regency chandeliers. Later used extensively by Osler for their drapery in the late 19th century.

'icicle' pendant

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

foliate

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

flambeau

Literally, the French word for flame.

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