A RUSSIAN CUT-GLASS AND BRASS CHANDELIER 19TH CENTURY
with four coupled upscrolled candlearms attached to a cabochon ring, enclosing a blue glass compound baluster stem, overall with drop chains, topped with palmette corona
111cm. high, 76cm. diameter, 3ft. 7¾in., 2ft. 6in.
In overall good condition. Minor chips to obelisk finials and possibly with a few glass drop replacements, as expected. Brass would benefit from cleaning. Some glue residue from previous wiring.
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Formerly in the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya collection;
their sale Sotheby's London, 28 November 2018, lot 76.
Sychev, I. The Russian Chandeliers: 1760-1830, P.V.B.R., 2003, p.39, fig.156; p.69, fig.339.