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Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

"Ducharne" Chandelier

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

"Ducharne" Chandelier

"Ducharne" Chandelier

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Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann

"Ducharne" Chandelier


circa 1920

model no. 3532 NR

silvered bronze with silk shades, ropes and tassel

19 in. (46.1 cm) high excluding rope

23¼ in. (59 cm) diameter of shade

Overall in very good condition. The silvered bronze surfaces have recently been cleaned and polished by a professional conservator to restore the original brightness of the piece. The bronze presents with surface scratches throughout consistent with gentle handling. The relief decorations and outer edges of the chandelier present with areas of very minimal and occasional discoloration to the silvering which are not visually distracting. The silk ropes and tassel have recently been cleaned by a professional conservator and are in very good condition overall with some loose and misaligned threads throughout consistent with use. The shades have recently been replaced to match the original design and are in excellent condition overall. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. A beautiful and rare form with outstanding provenance.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby’s is merely a subjective qualified opinion. 

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Eva and Michael Chow, Los Angeles
Gift of Eva and Michael Chow to the Brooklyn Museum, 2004