early c20th giltbronze octagonal hall lantern of versailles design

Early C20th gilt-bronze octagonal hall lantern of "Versailles" design .



Item Ref

MLC 159


Early C20th gilt-bronze octagonal hall lantern of "Versailles" design . Stunning quality copy of impressive scale and form, of the C18th lantern from the Marble Vestibule of the French Royal Palace of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV. Tapering cage-form design with multi-panel bevelled glass panes fitted rosettes to the divisions. The top formed as a royal crown or corona, with acanthus-leaf and scallop shell decoration. The base with Neptune term masks to the corners and terminating with a berry or pineapple-type finial .Exceptional quality casting and finely chased finish. The pane rosettes with a protruding 'spike' centre (2 deficient) ,and fitted with a hinged opening door for access to the lamps .
Complete with bronze 'S' hook with short chain and bronze ceiling-rose mount .
The original illustrated H.Harvard 'Dictionnaire de l'Ameublement et de la Decoration' Paris 1893 Vol.III pl. 15.
Can be re-wired to client's specification.
H 32"
W 14"
France or England c.1920
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: MLC 159


Height = 81.2802 cm (32")
Width = 35.5601 cm (14")
Depth = 35.5601 cm (14")

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