Large Antique French Chandelier, Circa 1870. An outstanding, large and heavy Antique French Louis XV bird cage style crystal and bronze chandelier dating to the Napoleon III period, circa 1870. The chandelier is mainly in its original form and is to be used with candles, as originally intended. However, to the top and middle of the central stem are six electric light points that accommodate light bulbs, meaning the chandelier can look original with candles but can also be used to light the room! The chandelier features a glass stem issuing six scrolled candle branches draped in multi-faceted octagonal crystal button drops linked with glass, multi-faceted crystal peat drops and large rosettes.
The central baluster stem to the top issuing a large crown of slender branches hung and linked with further multi-faceted crystal drops. To the centre of of the bird-cage style structure a large obelisk stands proudly decorated with a multi-faceted tip (measuring 18.5 cm high x 8 cm wide). The base of the chandelier finished with a large amethyst multi-faceted glass drop (measuring 10 cm high x 8 cm wide). Three exquisite crystal obelisks separate the candle branches.
The chandelier is of large and very heavy proportions. It is draped with an array of crystal drops; of differing colours, including: clear and amethyst.
Due to their high led content, once the sunlight / light hits the chandelier, the crystal drops reflect the colours of the rainbow throughout the room. The effect of this is truly stunning in person.90 high x 50 cm wide. Examples of dimensions of various elements of the chandelier. Central obelisk: 18.5 cm high x 8 cm wide. Smaller obelisks: 10.5 cm high x 3 cm wide.
Large multi-faceted crystal ball: 10 cm high x 8 cm wide. Large Rosettes: 5 cm high x 5 cm wide. Medium Rosettes: 4 cm high x 4 cm wide.Small Rosettes: 3 cm high x 3 cm wide. Large drops: 10 cm high x 5 cm wide. Medium Drops: 8 cm high x 4 cm wide. Small Drops: 5.5 cm high x 3.5 cm wide. Weight: The chandelier weighs about 12 kg.
Overall, the chandelier is in very good, condition for its. The electrics must be seen by a qualified electrician prior to usage. Please ask any questions that you may have. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "poke_post" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.