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Antique French Louis XV Style Crystal Chandelier Sixteen Lights France circa 1900

A beautiful antique French Louis XV style crystal chandelier with sixteen lights France circa 1900 of large scale. The unusual feature of this grand chandelier lies in its allocation of lights. Around the perimetre of the chandelier is an evenly spaced row of twelve arms that completely illuminate the outer edge. But in the centre of the fixture there is a single candle arm supported by a block of crystal surrounded by three additional short lights that cast a direct glow outward to light the chandelier from the interior. This technique began to be popular during the Belle Epoque period in France at the end of the nineteenth century in order to increase the brilliance of light fixtures in both private and public spaces. Please use the zoom feature to enlarge the additional photographs and see the lovely individual details that distinguish the excellent quality of this chandelier. The profusion of crystals as well as the grand scale of each pendant adds an unmistakeable element of grandeur to this beautiful chandelier.

# DP546

DIMENSIONS

30.00" w x 30.00" d x 34.00" h

76.20cm w x 76.20cm d x 86.36cm h

A beautiful antique French Louis XV style crystal chandelier with sixteen lights circa 1900 of large scale. The unusual feature of this grand chandelier lies in its allocation of lights. Around the perimetre of the chandelier is an evenly spaced row of twelve arms that completely illuminate the outer edge. But in the centre of the fixture there is a single candle arm supported by a block of crystal surrounded by three additional short lights that cast a direct glow outward to light the chandelier from the interior. This technique began to be popular during the Belle Epoque period in France at the end of the nineteenth century in order to increase the brilliance of light fixtures in both private and public spaces. Please use the zoom feature offered on our website to enlarge the additional photographs and see the lovely individual details that distinguish the excellent quality of this chandelier. The profusion of crystals as well as the grand scale of each pendant adds an unmistakeable element of grandeur to this beautiful chandelier.