French Hexagonal Verdigris Bronze Three-Light Hanging Lantern, circa 1880

A French hexagonal verdigris three-light bronze hanging lantern from the late 19th century. Born a decade after the reign of France's last Emperor Napoleon III, this French bronze lantern features an exquisite hexagonal body, surmounted by a circular top with pierced motifs and accented with delicate toupie finials. The lanterns shows an exquisite verdigris patina, typical of the oxidization of the bronze. Six glass panels secure the three lights hanging from a central shaft, and supported by curving arms. The toupie motifs are repeated in the lower section, however in an inverted manner that creates a perfect visual conclusion to the ensemble. With its elegant silhouette and lovely patina, this French 1880s hexagonal three-light lantern will bring a touch of authenticity to any room. It has been rewired for the US and is ready to be hung.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 17"W x 27"H
Inventory Number: BLD14
Price: $4,950