French Neoclassical Brass and Crystal Swan Chandelier

$3,120.00

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Description

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.

Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions L 28 x W 28 x H 30 in
Style / Period

Neoclassical

Year / Century

1900

Place of Origin

France

Material

Brass / Crystal

Condition

This chandelier is rewired to meet US electrical standards. It takes 8 candelabra light bulbs. Each light bulb can use up to a max of 60 watts. We recommend using LED lights to preserve antique fixtures longer. This chandelier might have to be adapted for use in a modern home. This fixture requires a canopy and chain which is not included. Please check with your electrician or contractor for additional specifics on installing this type of chandelier prior to purchase. There are no missing parts or repairs to this chandelier. It has all the original pieces. The crystals are all complete; without chips or broken or missing parts. The brass components are all mold made and hand cast so there might be some slight imperfections that make this chandelier unique and one of a kind. There are a few tiny black marks from humidity on the brass due to the antiqueness, however, they are not noticeable. Overall, in good condition. We will be happy to provide additional images upon request.

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