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A George III gilt-brass mounted green cut-glass sixteen-light chandelier , circa 1790, attributed William Parker & Son

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A George III gilt-brass mounted green cut-glass sixteen-light chandelier , circa 1790, attributed William Parker & Son

A George III gilt-brass mounted green cut-glass sixteen-light chandelier , circa 1790, attributed William Parker & Son

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Lot sold:

327,600

GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A George III gilt-brass mounted green cut-glass sixteen-light chandelier 

circa 1790, attributed William Parker & Son


the 'S' shaped arms arranged in two layers with canopies above and below, cut stem pieces surrounding a central urn and with the receiver bowl, replacements and restorations

183cm. high, 101.5cm. diameter

The chandelier is a fine and rare example of its type and is incredibly decorative displaying the rare emerald green colour. It has, over the years, undergone some changes and restoration. These include;

All of the candle nozzles replaced (this is because it would have originally had storm shades)

All of the drops replacement

9 drip pans replacements

4 arm sections replacements

The arm sections and some of the stem have been re-polished to remove staining from the atmospheric conditions in India

One spike on top canopy repaired

Re gilded when restored

The chandelier is visually striking in person and with a very vivid colour.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Private Collection, India from whom acquired by Nestle Inc, New York;
With Fileman Antiques;
With Malletts Plc, illustrated in Mallett, 2004;
Private collection, USA;
With Apter-Fredericks Ltd, 2018, from whom acquired by the current owner.