1780s Italian 12-Light Crystal Chandelier with Altar Stick and Prisms
An Italian 12-light crystal late 18th century painted wood chande show more
An Italian 12-light crystal late 18th century painted wood chandelier with altar stick shaft. The beautifully carved altar stick around which the whole structure evolves, is made of various curvy elements, delicately adorned with stylized floral motifs. From there on, the strands of faceted crystals connect our eye from the upper section with thin metal leaves and their ring of crystal prisms to the more linear arms, poetically extending themselves to support the giltwood bobèches with their metal petal and candle sleeves. Another set of crystal drapery happens in the lower section, creating a visual dance around the circular hanging prism. Airy and refined, this Italian 1780s chandelier will compliment any décor beautifully, from a modern to a more traditional setting.