This is a beautiful Louis Revival 36 Light Ballroom Cut Crystal and Bronze Tent Chandelier, circa 1920 in date.
The cut crystal tent and bag shaped chandelier features a curved top with raised foliate leaves over chains of crystals in a large cartouche shape with emerald cut shaped glass.
It has a central row of 16 candle lights, an upper row of 8 candle lights and a further 12 internal lights and is finished below with an acorn final.
It is characteristic of the grand chandeliers which decorated the finest Chateaux and Palaces across Europe and is sure to lend a special atmosphere to your home.
In excellent rewired working condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 136 x Width 105 x Depth 105
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 3 foot, 5 inches
The word chandelier appeared in the English language in the late 14th century, borrowed directly from 12th century Old Spanish. This was a new spelling of the 10th century French word chandelabre, which comes from the Latin candelabrum, itself from the Latin candela (meaning candle).
The earliest candle chandeliers were used by the wealthy in medieval times.
The world’s largest Bohemian crystal chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, is located in the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. It has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tons. Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world, and one of the great staircases has balusters of Baccarat crystal.
Our reference: A2260b