REF: FA1285


An exceptional quality chandelier of unusual form, the stem centralised with a heavy diamond cut sphere tapering to double drop hung canopies, the receiver bowl issuing eight notch cut double kick candle arms, supporting scalloped edge drip pans and candle save-alls.
The lower stem terminating with a drop hung canopy and multi faceted finial, the chandelier draped with star cut ovals and pear shaped pendants of the finest quality.

  • Height 124.41 cm / 49 "
  • Diameter 71.09 cm / 28 "
  • Period 17701750-1799
  • Year 1770
  • Provenance Dumbarton House, Washington DC
  • Literature For examples of Christopher Haedy Chandeliers, and Candelabra please see information below. Two chandeliers at Uppark West Sussex supplied to Sir Matthew Featherstonhaugh shortly before his death in 1774 these chandeliers one of eight lights in the Red Drawing Room, and the other of six in the Little Parlour. These chandeliers and a pair of candelabra were badly damaged in a fire at Uppark in 1989. See Plate 37 page 91 The English Glass Chandelier by Martin Mortimer. Another example at Warwick Castle (The central chandelier in the Cedar Drawing Room set about with four later copies) Alnwick Castle Northumberland, formerly at Northumberland House Strand London and later at Albury Sussex. A pair in the Library at Badminton Gloucestershire see (Colour plate 4 page 13) The English Glass Chandelier by Martin Mortimer. The Tapestry Room Goodwood House West Sussex. The example at Clandon Park Surrey we fear has been completely destroyed in the recent fire. Two pairs of Candelabra of eccentric form from the Earl of Bismarck collection with Jeremy Ltd / Fileman Antiques Ltd now in a Private New York Collection.