Large 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Lantern


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This magnificent gilt bronze cylindrical lantern is one of a kind. The bronze pieces were cast and cut by hand, making each piece unique. Features acanthus leaf trimming, a fleur-de-lis crown, and sweet putti face mounts. The top and bottom cartouches display the face of an imposing lion man representing the strength and courage of France. It has the original curved glass panels. Overall, a grand statement lantern that is perfect for a large space with tall ceilings.

Additional information

Weight 120 lbs
Dimensions L 26 x W 26 x H 54 in
Style / Period

Louis XVI

Year / Century

19th Century

Place of Origin



Gilt Bronze and Glass


The lantern has been rewired to meet US electrical standards. It takes 6 base light bulbs. Each light bulb can use up to max of 60 watts. We recommend LED lights because they help preserve antique fixtures longer. This lantern may have to be adapted to use in a modern home. This lantern requires canopy and chain which is not included. Please check with your electrician or contractor for additional specifics on installing this piece prior to purchase. This fixture may require ceiling reinforcement due to the size and weight of the lantern. All four glass panels are original to the lantern and intact with no cracks or chips. There is some patina on the bronze and small spots of rust. The tip of one of acanthus leaves forming the bottom trim has been repaired. Please review the images. We will be happy to provide additional closeup images upon request. Due to the fragile nature of the curved glass and the weight, this fixture requires special handing and shipping. We recommend white glove packing and shipping.

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