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16 Branch 2 tier Brass Chandelier after The Model By André-Charles Boulle.

The central baluster stem flanked by female caryatids, representative of Diana the Huntress, above rams heads, and issuing two tiers of acanthus wrapped, panelled, S-scroll arms, and terminating in circular guilloche-cast drip-pans and urn-shaped nozzles, the lower tier headed by Bacchic masks above scrolled strapwork and a berried terminal.  

Height 120cm
Diameter 85cm

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Description

This chandelier combines elements from a number of documented chandeliers and designs executed by André-Charles Boulle, ébéniste du Roi, 1642-1732.

France, 19th century

His engravings of chandeliers published circa 1720 under the title ‘Nouveau desseins…’ by Mariette.

Related chandeliers may be seen in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The distinctive female caryatid mounts and the Bacchic masks are typical elements of Boulle’s composition, while the paneled, square –section, scrolling arms, decorated with husk-trails, display the influence of Daniel Marot (Nouveau Livre d’Orfèvrie Inventé par Marot Architecte du Roi, published in 1710).

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