Six-branch gilt & black-bronzed ‘Piping Boy’ Chandelier

Six-branch gilt & black-bronzed ‘Piping Boy’ Chandelier

Six-branch gilt & black-bronzed ‘Piping Boy’ Chandelier

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Six-branch gilt & black-bronzed ‘Piping Boy’ Chandelier:
with three black-bronzed piping putti, each bearing a pair of scrolling candle branches and linked by festooned drapery; with acanthus leaf decoration and entwined buds. Circa 1900, in Louis XVI style and restored.

Height:27"-70.0cm
Width:24"-61.0cm

gilded, gilt

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

putto, putti

Cherub figures, also known as amorini

festoon

A hanging garland of prisms or flowers.

Louis XVI

King of France, 1774–93. This style had straighter, more angular forms with a revival of classical themes, spurred on by the discoveries at Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Petit Trianon

Small chateau within the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Paris, built for Louis XV.

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