20th Century, Pair of French Crystal and Gilt Bronze Chandeliers by Maison Baguès
This pair of chandeliers was made in France in the early twentieth century, a work attributable to the manufacture of Paris Maison Baguès. The golden bronze structure consists of a central vertical element, from which depart an important top decoration made of bronze and sheet metal with volutes and circles from which hang drops in ground crystal. The lower part has 12 golden bronze arms that culminate in electrified candle holders. A great wealth of phytomorphic and curly elements in golden bronze and sheet metal, as well as the numerous pendants in ground crystal, give great charm and importance to this beautiful pair of chandeliers.
Very decorative and bright, rare to find in pairs, and of great effect in representative salons, studios, entrances, both in pairs and individually, the chandeliers are distinguished by an elegant and refined structural composition, characteristic of the production of the famous Parisian company Maison Baguès.
This company has created lighting and furniture works famous all over the world and today is recognized as synonymous with elegance and sophistication. Baguès was born in Auvergne around 1840 and specialized in bronze works. The society developed considerably at the end of the 19th century, with the advent of electricity, with objects for lighting.