Magnificent French Empire Style Chandelier
A superb turn of the century, circa 1900, French, gilt bronze and crystal chandelier. This is a large and exquisite chandelier in the empire taste. The chandelier is very finely crafted with detailed castings and crowned with a cluster of crystal and brass gilt arrows. The crown of arrows is classically stately , a motif often used by the emporer Napoleon. The grand dimensions and supreme quality of this chandelier make it an exceptional signature piece. The chandelier would originally have been commissioned for a specific and important interior such as a civic space, grand hotel or château. Today this incomparable chandelier would appropriately grace any modern prestige interior. Rewired and bulb holders replaced to accomodate modern bulbs.