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French Natural Carved Oak Chandelier

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Impressively sized and crafted all-wood chandeliers are exceptional rarities

Key Features

  • Exhuberant carving distinguishes this unique French eight-light oak chandelier
  • This example is carved in the Baroque style, portraying the allegory of Fame
  • The chandelier is unpainted, allowing the natural beauty of the oak to be showcased
  • Circa 1880
  • 31 1/2" diameter x 39 1/3" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    39 1/3 Inches
  • Diameter:
    31 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
Expressive and figural, this extremely rare French 8-light oak chandelier was carved in the dramatic Baroque style. Executed after Louis XIV-period models, this chandelier remains unpainted, exhibiting the natural warmth and depth of the wood grain as well as the intricacy of the carving. The composition is both organic and well-balanced, incorporating the allegory of Fame playing the trumpet at the top, grotesque masks and winged female figures bearing four of the lighted arms.

Sconces, chandeliers, candlesticks and candelabra, which illuminated the grand interiors of the most well-appointed domiciles, underwent considerable development during the 17th century. Their refinement directly reflected the social status of their owner. Taking their cue from the popular artistic and decorative movements of the day, these lighting elements exhibited rigorous exuberance and classical solemnity, great simplicity and majestic complexity. The decorative drawings of Jean Berain, Daniel Marot, and de Moelder were used as inspiration for these magnificent creations.  

Circa 1880  

31 1/2" diameter x 39 1/3" high  

Reference:
Lighting in the Domestic Interior: Renaissance to Art Nouveau, 1991, Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett

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