Items under consideration are a rare Antique 19th Century Majestic 3-Piece Set of Girandole Candelabras, Rococo Revival New York-Philidelphia. Gold Dore wash over bronze Candelabras with 50 hand-cut 2-piece rectangle faceted leaded etched crystal drops. Highest Quality Bronze Castings of floral filled baskets, branches and fixtures have been utilized. All mounted on sturdy White Marble Bases.
Fixtures are designed to accommodate candle sticks on top of fixtures. Prism drops are comprised of 2 connected parts and are of hand-cut, leaded crystal. Largest piece is 4 long X 3/4 wide X 1/4 deep. The smaller part is 3/4 square X 1/4 deep.
Central Girandole contains 3 identical candleholders that accommodate 10 drop prisms each, mounted over a cast bronze floral filled basket. The bronze floral filled basket is 7 inch tall X 5 inch wide with branches extending upward and outward to support the 3 candleholders. The 3 candleholders are identical 3 inch X 4 inch cast bronze devices containing ten downward sloping leafs to accommodate the ten crystal drops and the candle holder. Center candle holder is mounted on a 6 1/2 inch tall cast bronze support stem mounted directly over the Flower Basket. The side candleholders are mounted on 5 1/4 inch horizontal cast bronze branches attached to the central support stem.
Please note that five of the original crystal drops are missing. Dimensions: Height- 14 1/2 inch. Marble base- 6 X 4 X 3/4 inch. Weight- 6 pounds, 13.8 ounces. Side Girandole (2) contains 1 candle holder identical to those located on the Central Granola (described above) and an identical cast bronze 7 inch flower basket as in the Central Girandole (described above).
Please note that one of the original crystal drops is missing from one of the sides. Width across vase-5 1/4 inch.
Weight- 4 pounds, 12.4 ounces. Total weight of 3 piece Girandola set- 11 pounds, 10 ounces. Antique set from United States, circa late 1800s.
These could easily be museum pieces. The fine detail work, like flowers, on all of the basket ovals is exquisite. Andlestick or lighting device often composed of several lights. Girandoles came into use about the second half of the 17th century, and were commonly made and used in pairs. The Girandoles under consideration are antique and are attributed to the Philadelphia-based lighting fixture company Cornelius and Company fl.Cornelius was much celebrated for its artistically inspired and highly detailed lighting fixtures counting among its prominent commissions the massive chandelier for the Hall of Representatives, Nashville, Tennessee. A girandole has always been, comparatively speaking, a luxurious appliance for lighting, and in the great 18th century period of French House Decoration, the famous Ciseleurs designed some exceedingly beautiful examples. A great variety of metals have been used for the purpose.
Sometimes, as in the case of candlesticks, girandoles have been made in hardwoods. Bronze has been a very frequent medium, but for table use silver was the favorite material. Girandoles, or lighting devices, have also been attached to looking glasses and furniture. Some popular mirrors, especially the convex style, and some large dressing mirrors of the 19th century were known as "girandoles" because of the lighting devices mounted to their sides.The item "Antique 3pc Set Girandole Candelabras withCrystal Prisms, Gilded Brass on Marble" is in sale since Monday, December 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "crystalcove2014" and is located in Ladera Ranch, California.
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