FR   EN   中文

French Empire twelve-light discus chandelier
French Empire twelve-light discus chandelier - Lighting Style Empire
Ref : 103495
14 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Gilt and patinated bronze
Dimensions :
H. 44.09 inch | Ø 26.77 inch
Kollenburg Antiquairs

Specialised in 18th century furniture & decorative arts

+31(0) 49 95 78 037
+31(0) 65 58 22 218
French Empire twelve-light discus chandelier

A small, elegant discus chandelier, suspended by six gilt bronze chains that connect the canopy to the disc-shaped bowl. The canopy is decorated with eight erect openwork branches with blossoms at the top and a gilt bronze pinnacle in the shape of a pine cone at the bottom. The disc, from which the arms emerge, is crowned with a Venus figure wearing a laurel wreath and standing upon a ball. The elegant gilt bronze arms, themselves affixed to a richly decorated gilt bronze band, have the shape of graceful swans that appear to bear the candleholders aloft with their beaks. The bottom of the chandelier terminates in a gilt bronze pinnacle encircled with stylised palmette leaves.

The chandelier’s theme is The Triumph of Venus - in other words, of love and beauty. The centrally placed Venus is the goddess of love. Her chariot is pulled by swans, the epitome of beauty.

Kollenburg Antiquairs

18th century
French Louis XVI Musical Mantel Clock

95 000 €

18th century
Pair of Marble Vases, Italy

40 000 €

18th century
Dutch Louis XV Mirror

16 500 €


Chandelier Empire