An amazing & rare large gilt bronze French chandelier. Cage form; With 6 candle arms, 3 between arms with a poignard and 3 cage arms.
On the cage arms there are below and above poignards.The cage arms are decorated with rosettes and stars.
In the centre there is a vase and an extra poignard and above a facetted ball.
All scrolled arms has numbers who are corresponding with the central plate- ‚Entablement’ . This is characteristic for the 18th century.
The chandelier is reachly festooned with with stars, jasminds, facetted drops and pendants 'Cristal de Bohême’- some of the crystals has solarized (mangan). Solarised glass came by 'Cristal de Bohême’ till 1750 very often, after that has becoming less. Till 1770 the 'Cristal de Bohême' has a yelow or amethyst coloured discoloration.
Above the cage there is Vase-d’enfilade from 3 decorative vases to cover the stam.
The crown ‚Coroune’ with 12 arms, decorated with stars and crystals 'Crystal de Bohême’.
Below the chandelier is a large champagne-coloured facetted bol.
Place of origin- France
Period- mid. 18th c.