Antique French Rococo Chandelier, Orig For Wax Candles, 6 Arms, Heavy Cast Metal
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From Ceiling 11.75HComment:Looking for a real treasure? This antique French chandelier originally was cast to hold real candles. It has been expertly wired for electric candles (which, let's face it, are safer!). Dating to 1900, this Rococo chandelier is made of heavy cast metal in a bronze finish. Six beautiful, curvilinear arms feature a leaf motif, which matches the central column. Petals, fluting, and shells complete the Rococo aesthetic. At around 19 inches in diameter, this antique light fixture will work well in many settings, from hanging over the dining table to lighting the foyer. It also would be an excellent choice to illuminate the master bedroom or a guest room. It's unusual to find an antique French chandelier originally designed for real wax candles, so don't let this one get overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel, or chalkware object, wear to a painted surface, speckling on a mirror, crazing, wear to gilding, or manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, wear to a label, and some original decorative trim may be missing. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Good condition' could include very small fleabite chips or very small hairline cracks in any glass, ceramic, or marble item, but these would be specifically mentioned in the listing.Item Specifics:Shows wear to the finish due to age and use. This antique chandelier originally held candles, but has been newly rewired for electricity. This is evident because the wires run on the outside of the arms. The candlesticks lean inward, however they lean uniformly.ShippingFree Shipping:Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via a Ground shipping service (UPS or FedEx), approximate 1-6 business day shipping time. EuroLux may ship some packages via USPS Parcel Post, approximately 2-9 business day delivery time, at its sole discretion. All shipments include insurance.Additional it is often difficult to determine the exact composition of metal objects due to the prevalent use of metal plating and alloys, EuroLux Antiques uses the term metal rather than the more specific terms copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc. for its listings in order to avoid confusion. Bulb Included:0Bulb Quantity:6Style: RococoLOUIS XV AND THE ROCOCO REVIVAL STYLEThe nephew of Napoleon, Napoleon III (1852 – 1870), Emperor of the Second Empire, has the unusual distinction of being both the last monarch of France and the first President of the French Republic. Napoleon III married the beautiful Spanish Countess, Eugénie de Montijo, whose aristocratic extravagance in dress and jewels reflected her ornate personal taste in furniture and decorative arts, and influenced French furniture makers to reach back to the designs from the glorious court of Louis XV (1715 – 1774) at Versailles for inspiration, creating the Rococo Revival style.The extreme level of exuberant extravagance that blossomed under the reign of Louis XV and his favorite mistress, Madame du Pompadour, is known as the Rococo style. The word Rococo is thought to be a combination of the French rocaille, or shell, and the Italian barocco, or Baroque style. The rounded extravagance of the Rococo Revival style, enormously popular in the 19th century, was based on the original 18th century style. Hallmarks of this style, also known as the Louis XV style, include detailed carvings of birds, flowers (especially roses) and leaves, fruit, and shells. Furniture overflowed with massive carvings and grandiose S and C curves. The cabriole leg, which means a knee leg with concave rounded ankle, was very popular and is also a trademark of the Louis XV style. Rosewood and walnut were popularly used in the Rococo Revival style, along with a great interest in white marble for vanities, nightstands, and parlor tables.As the middle class rose in status and wealth with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, more people were able to afford furniture. This flattening of society in combination with technological advancements created a surge of furniture production. Improved transportation meant a greater variety of wood was available at lower costs. For the first time, furniture became accessible and affordable to the common man. From the 1830s to the end of the 19th century, furniture makers reached back to earlier historical styles, and reinterpreted them with a great deal of creativity and experimentation. Although machines were used to increase speed and productivity, most of the carvings were still done by hand. As furniture began to be created cooperatively in workshops, the practice of signing pieces (required by law from 1743 to 1789) was not as prevalent. Most French pieces from the 19th century do not have maker’s marks or & OptionsAvailability:Available for Immediate Shipment.The Fine PrintOur chandeliers are typically measured from lowest point of the bottom of chandelier to the top of the main body of the chandelier. This does not include the chain that hangs from the ceiling. If you have any questions regarding height or other dimension of a particular chandelier, please contact EuroLuxAntiques. We will not be held responsible for misunderstandings due to the way we measure the size of our chandeliers. Photographs of chandeliers are generally taken while the chandelier is lit. This can occasionally alter the color or appearance of the chandelier. If you have specific concerns about the color of a chandelier while it is not lit, please contact EuroLuxAntiques prior to purchasing. Chandeliers listed by EuroLuxAntiques were functioning in our retail location at the time of listing on various online sales channels, however, EuroLuxAntiques and EuroLux Imports, Inc., makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding safety, future functioning, fire hazard or compliance with applicable building codes in your area. We recommend that you seek the advice of a licensed electrician prior to installation.Terms & ConditionsBy purchasing, all Buyers acknowledge that they have completely read and agree to all terms and conditions stated in EuroLux Antiques' Complete Terms and Conditions. EuroLux Antiques has painstakingly developed these policies and procedures to protect the Buyer and EuroLux Antiques, and not reading these policies will not be accepted as an excuse for the Buyer’s dissatisfaction.A Note About ShippingEuroLux Antiques takes a great deal of pride in its packing and shipping. Please keep in mind that packing fragile and irreplaceable vintage and antique items is not a quick or cheap endeavor. Proper packaging is expensive and bulky and takes a great deal of time to do the job correctly. Boxes are often far larger than most customers (or ) would imagine when packed properly. Occasionally, 's shipping calculator over-estimates shipping charges. We make a concerted effort to refund grossly excessive shipping charges whenever possible.When a customer selects UPS Ground, we sometimes ship with an equivalent service such as FedEx or DHL. The shipping charges are similar, and we have found these companies also offer our customers superior customer service. We also occasionally upgrade shipping from USPS Parcel Post to Priority or UPS/FedEx/DHL Ground.We are a small, family-owned business and our aim is to get your purchase to you as quickly as possible as safely as possible. Delays occasionally can occur due to not having the correct packaging material on hand or missing our regularly scheduled packaging pickup or drop off. We ask your consideration in matters such as these, and we try to communicate with you when delays push delivery out longer than our customers should normally anticipate. We value your inquiries should you have any questions or concerns at any time during our shipping process. Please, Do Not Contact EuroLux for Appraisals, Information About or Sale of Your Personal ItemsEuroLux Antiques receives many phone calls and emails each day from people requesting additional information, appraisals, or assistance selling their items. 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