There are modern bespoke chandeliers everywhere comprising bits of wire hung with rock crystal at extraordinary prices. We have this fine chandelier in stock which has something quite magical about it.
A fine Russian chandelier comprising a mercury gilded bronze Neo-Classical frame which has been hand burnished. It is hung throughout with hand cut rock crystal. Comprising a central stem with different plaques, pendants and stars. The ball finial of solid rock crystal is contained within a gilt bronze cage which is a peculiarity of chandeliers found in St Petersburg. The central stem, ball, stars and some plaques are original and those that were missing have been replaced with new drops. . .
c.1850. . .
Measures: 112cm high x 84cm wide. . .
The ball has a diameter of 18cm and the largest plaque is 18cm. . .
Note: The chandelier weighs 85 kilos. . .