SOLD Magnificent Antique Silver Plated Bronze Figural Six-Light Chandelier


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Magnificent Antique Silver Plated Bronze Figural Six-Light Chandelier

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This is a splendid and superbly cast antique silver plated bronze six-light chandelier, dating to the early 1900’s. The chandelier begins at the top with a magnificent gadrooned canopy, which is ornamented with anthemia and an egg-and-dart border. The chain comes down to a grand flared finial with a bellflower motif, which is attached to a ribbed dome. From the dome, three straps, also adorned with bellflowers, extend to the chandelier body. The center of the chandelier is encircled with a rope design, and features exquisitely crafted figures. Three of the figures depict the face of the Greek god Dionysus, who was the patron deity of agriculture and the theater, and was supposed to banish care and worry. Between each figure of Dionysus is an eagle’s head, complete with intricately cast detailed feathers. Six elegant arms, sheathed in long leaves and adorned with bellflower garlands and grape clusters, spring from the center of the chandelier and end in volutes. A round bobeche, featuring bellflower and volute detail, rests atop the curve of the arm. Extending from the bottom of the chandelier is a large, richly detailed finial. The finial is ornamented with floret garlands and palm leaves, and ends in a cluster of grapes. This light fixture has been professionally rewired and comes with all the necessary attachments for modern installation. The chandelier is 24” wide, has a 36 ¾” body (from the flared finial to the bottom), and is 64” long overall.