Vintage Maria Theresa Crystal Chandelier


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This type of chandelier is identified and named after the 18th century Empress of Austria. In 1746, a newly designed lyre-shaped chandelier was delivered to her palace. After seeing the icy and glittering chandelier, she fell in love with the newly designed Bohemian crystal chandeliers and had her entire palace filled with them. Since then, this type of chandelier bears her name. This early twentieth-century Maria Theresa-style crystal chandelier has those characteristics. It has a stunning birdcage gold-painted brass skeleton encased in a crystal frame decked with strands of faceted cut crystal. The motif continues with teardrop crystal prisms and scalloped crystal bobeches. The bountiful amount of crystals parts and prisms capture and reflect the light of candle bulbs beautifully. This elegant chandelier is perfect for a traditional home, contemporary city condo, or modern loft. Wherever it resides, it will surely add the same grandeur and elegance that the Empress herself demanded!


This item is housed at County Line Design Center located at 110 S Washington St, Hinsdale, IL 60521. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm, CST. 1-630-789-3030.


Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions L 28 x W 28 x H 29 in
Style / Period

Maria Theresa / Baroque

Year / Century

Early 20th Century

Place of Origin

Northern Europe




This chandelier has been rewired to meet US electrical standards and takes 13 candelabra light bulbs. Each light bulb can use up to a max of 60 watts. We recommend using LED lights because they help preserve antique fixtures longer. Antique fixtures must be adapted to modern homes. This chandelier requires a canopy and chain that is not included. Please check with your electrician or contractor for additional specifics on installing antique lighting. Some light scratches and patina on the brass due to the antiqueness. There have been no repairs on the bronze or brass. All parts are original to the chandelier. There are no missing or chipped crystals. Requires special handling and shipping.

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