Baccarat Crystal Louis XVI Chandelier. Own a piece of history! From the estate of Betty Washington Whiting, a granddaughter of George and Martha Washington. Many possessions from this estate found a permanent place in the collections at Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian Institute; as well as numerous other museums and fine private collections. Woven cut crystal bead design, frosted glass drops reeded x frame with French bow motif.Graduated cut crystal beaded garland swag. Top band accentuated with crystal flowers, Lead crystal collar topped with a corona of acanthus leaves.
Pine Cone finial design completes the hanging basket. The dealer believed this piece to be Baccarat, but a marking has not been found - it could be in an obscure location or possibly removed when the light kit was installed. Signed letter of provenance from Richard Opfer, auctioneer responsible for the initial sale from the estate of Betty Washington Whiting in 2003 will be provided to purchaser. A custom ceiling canopy is included. Four (4) 60 watt lights.Newer wiring, Leviton electrical light conversion installed in 1960's. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures".cs" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.