This majestic Neoclassical style pendent gilt brass chandelier has a crown of palmettes with four strands of acanthus leaf chain suspending a circular base having eight swans holding candles. Napoleon’s Empress Joséphine was fond of swans. So much so, that swans decorate the chair arms, curtains, carpets, and porcelain in the staterooms of her home at Malmaison. The circular base is trimmed with double crystal octagons on top of pointcut drop crystals that give this romantic chandelier just the right amount of sparkle. Josephine’s swans symbolize Venus, the Goddess of love, sensuality, and seduction: the swan – one of the forms the god Zeus took to seduce mortal women. So, go ahead and add a hint of femininity to any traditional or modern chamber, especially the boudoir.