Six-branch mid 18th Century patinated brass Dutch Chandelier

Six-branch mid 18th Century patinated brass Dutch Chandelier

Six-branch mid 18th Century patinated brass Dutch Chandelier

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Six-branch mid 18th Century patinated brass Dutch Chandelier:
with knopped stem, below a pierced trefoil loop, bearing scrolling chamfered branches with candle cups and petal-edged pans; the centre urn with gadrooned base and pointed finial. Circa 1760.

Height:15"-38.0cm
Width:17"-43.0cm
Glossary Words

Dutch

Style of brass chandelier dating from the 17th century, the main features being a baluster stem, S-shaped branches and a reflective sphere, sometimes with up to four tiers of candle branches. It features frequently in paintings of 17th century Dutch interiors. Amusingly, in Holland, this style is known as English! In the U.S.A. it is commonly referred to as Williamsburg.

trefoil

A three-leaved form.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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