The basket has a bronze framework with an embossed rim, reeded supports and an intricate brass framework that sits inside this. At the centre of each of the longest sides of the basket is a superb bronze rams head, beautifully detailed and with marguerite daisies extending from the heads, they are superb. Foliate bronze swags join these to a further two rams heads set at either end of the basket and these have embossed leafy openings extending from the top where the lights are suspended.
These have brass canopies and have nine sets of multi faceted octagonal and icicle spear crystals surrounding the bulb. An oval shaped foliate embossed applique with stippled finial at the base completes this exquisite example of French empire chandelier. It is in excellent vintage condition and the bronze has a fine mature patina. It uses 6 small base candle bulbs (not supplied) and is wired and fully functional, however as with all vintage lighting it should be checked and installed by a qualified person. This most individual and sublime chandelier with beautiful workmanship and attention to detail would be a fabulous addition to any home.
It weighs just over 3 kg and is perfectly proportioned at 61 cm long x 51 cm wide. I endeavour to list all my items as accurately as possible, using the pictures as part of the description, please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information and I will do my best to help.Wherever possible I will re-use and re-cycle packaging. Txzj pxzj12227 txzj-11 txzj56 txzj73 txzj85 txzj115. The item "Rare Bronze French Empire Chandelier with Striking Rams Head Decoration" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "carolsfrenchcollectables" and is located in UK. This item can be shipped worldwide.