18th Century Italian Empire Gilt Chandelier from Lucca

From Lucca a luxury Italian crystal chandelier with gilt iron circular structure and carved giltwood baluster stem. Eight arms arranged in two tiers, realized in the late 18th century for candle lighting.

Compared to the classical Empire crystal patterns of Tuscan-Ligurian area, this chandelier from Lucca features very original elements. The carved and giltwood half baluster stem adorned with pastiglia ornaments, the double gilt iron rings joined by rosette, the geometrical pastiglia decorations mounted on the upper crown and the wrough gilt iron arms, forged and ending with hand- made threads, all this peculiar elements distinguish our unique 18th century Italian chandelier.

The eight arms are harmoniously arranged on two tiers and they are topped by palmetta decorations . The upper iron crown is also enriched with curved and embossed acanthus leaves, all of these Empire taste decorations are handmade in repoussé and gilded metal plate.

This exquisite elegant Italian chandelier comes from an  antiquarian in Lucca.

Size in cm: 125 h. by 100 d. Weights: 15 kg
8 lights ending with 8E14 light bulbs.  Working wiring for European standard, wiring dates back to fifty years circa.

This superlative masterpiece of art, born for candles lighting at the end of 1700, thanks to its evergreen and classical design, can be placed in contemporary luxury interiors.
Height of 125 centimeters does not include any chain, size relative to chandelier’s structure only.

Good age related condition, minor losses and signs of wear but all original antique crystal elements, original gilding. The eight turned giltwood bobeiches have a later gilding.

Period: 1700



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