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Huge Pair Italian Gilded Bronze Crystal Candelabras Lamps

Huge Pair Italian Gilded Bronze Crystal Candelabras Lamps Sold
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We are delighted to be able to offer this impressive pair of gilded bronze candelabras featuring crystal drops and etched glass shades.

Dating from the latter part of the 20th century, these pieces have a timeless elegance that provide a fabulous example of a sculptors bronze work. They will add a touch of grandeur and grace to any interior.

Each candelabra takes ten lamps.

Condition

These gilded bronze crystal candelabras are in excellent condition and fully wired ready for use.

More About Gilt Bronze (Ormolu)

The term ‘ormolu’ was coined in 18th Century England to describe a process of gilding metal with gold using a mercury amalgam. This amalgam was made from mercury and finely powdered high-carat gold and the piece to be gilded was coated with it. The item was then fired in a kiln and the mercury would burn off leaving the fine gilt surface.

The process using mercury was banned in France in the 1830s due to the toxic nature of mercury. Gilding subsequently has been done in more modern times using electroplating techniques, although many believe that the older method produced a more depth of colour.

More Information and To View

Fine gilt bronze crystal candelabras of this quality are always best viewed them in person if that is possible. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this lovely gilt bronze crystal candelabras. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other gilt bronze candelabras and other bronze items at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.

Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

This gilt bronze crystal candelabras are valuable items that are also very heavy so they require specialised packing and shipping to their final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship them to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.

We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these items we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these gilt bronze crystal candelabras unless we have erroneously described them in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in their original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 104 x Width 55 x Depth 55 & Weight 21 kg - each

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches & Weight 46.3 lbs - each

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 01804b