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Vintage French Louis XIV Style Bronze Doré Six Arm Chandelier circa 1940

A handsome vintage French Louis XIV style cast and gilded bronze chandelier fro France circa 1940 that exemplifies the spare modern form developed during the mid century period. This chandelier has recognizable elements from the beautifully decorative original examples created during the seventeenth century when Louis XIV was on the throne of France. The central stem has a tapered hexagonal shape with a vase form at its base before it connects to the broad hexagonal form from which the six arms flare out. Please look closely at the open ring at the top and the geometric finial at the base. These shapes are pure 1940's designs. Placed against the simplified planes of the central area of the chandelier are the voluptuous forms of the six arms. They are bold and luscious "C" form scrolls that first made their appearance during the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774). The juxtaposition of the geometric centre and the organically shaped outer elements created an interesting tension and beauty. Please also note the deeply incised decoration in a symmetrical pattern on the underside of each bobeche (the circular pan designed to capture any wax dripping from a burning candle). Again it is the combination of the highly decorative to the beautifully spare that makes this fixture so unique. The entire chandelier has been rewired for American electricity and is ready to be installed and enjoyed.

# BC257

DIMENSIONS

20.00" w x 20.00" d x 21.00" h

50.80cm w x 50.80cm d x 53.34cm h

$2,654.00

A handsome vintage French Louis XIV style cast and gilded bronze chandelier circa 1940 that exemplifies the spare modern form developed during the mid century period. This chandelier has recognizable elements from the beautifully decorative original examples created during the seventeenth century when Louis XIV was on the throne of France. The central stem has a tapered hexagonal shape with a vase form at its base before it connects to the broad hexagonal form from which the six arms flare out. Please look closely at the open ring at the top and the geometric finial at the base. These shapes are pure 1940's designs. Placed against the simplified planes of the central area of the chandelier are the voluptuous forms of the six arms. They are bold and luscious "C" form scrolls that first made their appearance during the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774). The juxtaposition of the geometric centre and the organically shaped outer elements created an interesting tension and beauty. Please also note the deeply incised decoration in a symmetrical pattern on the underside of each bobeche (the circular pan designed to capture any wax dripping from a burning candle). Again it is the combination of the highly decorative to the beautifully spare that makes this fixture so unique. The entire chandelier has been rewired for American electricity and is ready to be installed and enjoyed.