A large Circa 1920 French Nickel on Bronze Two-Tier Twenty Light Alabaster Chandelier. This majestic chandelier has wonderful nickel-plated bronze castings that begin with a key design, at the top, that goes into a baluster form. The top-level has five cornucopia scroll arms holding dreamy alabaster shades. As you graduate downward, the chandelier has flowing bronze strands cinched with rosette centers that introduce the carved bronze center band trimming the center alabaster bowl. The second level of ten cornucopia scroll arms hold alabaster shades. All the cornucopia scroll arms have an acanthus-leaf motif. The light beige hand-carved alabaster has lots of natural veining throughout. The central bronze center band features cartouches of pairs of swans and a central fountain. The swan motif is related to light, grace, and beauty. The fountain represents energy, the eternity of pouring into the field of time.
Weighs 160 lbs and may require ceiling reinforcement.