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A fine and rare German giltwood, gilt-lead and cut-glass eight-light chandelier circa 1820 after a design by Karl F. Schinkel. Berlin. Note Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841) was the principal architect to the Prussian court and supplied a number of chandeliers comparable to the offered example including chandeliers supplied for the Prinz August Palais (see E. Bartke, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1781-1841, 1982, fig. 290) and the Prinz Karl Palais (see J. Sievers, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Lebenswerk, Die Möbel, 1950, figs. 237-238). A closely comparable chandelier is reproduced, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Catalogue of Castles, Gardens and Cultural Properties in Prussia, 1981, p. 314, fig. 274, fig. 1.

Details

Creator
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (Designer)

Dimensions

Height: 43 in. (109.22 cm)
Diameter: 34 in. (86.36 cm)

Style: Neoclassical (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Gilt, Lead, Hand-Crafted, Crystal, Giltwood
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1820

Condition
Good
Wear consistent with age and use. Great Gilding. Wonderful patina. Original Crystals. Was once French wired for electricity.

Seller Location
Essex, MA