A French Empire style crystal and gilt metal waterfall basket six-light chandelier from the late 19th century. This exquisite French basket chandelier features a tall silhouette, accented by a gilt metal frame. Ornate acanthus leaves decorate the upper ring, to which strands of faceted crystals are attached and connect the lower ring in a joyful waterfall effect. The lower ring, larger in diameter, supports the six arms with their candle sleeves. Delicate waterleaf motifs, typical of the Empire era, mark the ring's upper rail. The basket part of the chandelier is draped with additional strands of crystals and punctuated with a gilt pinecone finial. The elegance of the silhouette is undeniable; the décor is refined yet not overdone. The golden hue of the gilt frame contrasts perfectly with the lovely transparence of the crystals, which reflect the light beautifully. Placed above a dining room table, in a foyer or in a living room, this French Empire style chandelier circa 1890 will enliven any space beautifully.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 24" Diameter x 35" H
Inventory Number: RR85