This small Louis XVI style crystal chandelier was made in France during the latter part of the 19th century. The lovely chandelier has four lights in the base and two in the canopy. The crystal pendeloques have been arranged to elegantly reflect the lights.
The base has been configured in a bowl shape with a series of concentric metal rings. The rings have teardrop-shaped pendeloques affixed so that the crystals hang below. In the center of the smallest ring is a large ball pendant that hangs lower than all the other crystals. The top of the base has two metal rings adorned with small beading. Rosette pendeloques have been strung in a X-shaped pattern between the rings, with the rosette in the center of the “X” being much larger.
Arranged in a crown pattern, the canopy also has two metal rings with a beaded motif at its bottom. Small and large rosettes have been threaded between the rings in a wave-like pattern. Emanating from the top ring, six outward bending metallic columns form the “arch” of the crown. As the columns rise to a central ball finial, they curve outwards. An icicle pendeloque is suspended from the apex of each curve.
In between the base and the canopy, four inward bending metal columns have small rosettes running along the outside. Several rows of small bead crystals are attached to the columns. Large rosettes aligned vertically through the center of the beads give the pendeloques a conical arrangement.
Our richly embellished Louis XVI style crystal chandelier would be a great addition to a small bedroom, bathroom or powder room.
CONDITION: Professionally restored and cleaned. Wired for use in American homes. Fleabites to a few crystal pieces and minor rubs to metal rings. Overall good antique condition.