- 18th Century
- AN HIGHLY IMPORTANT TWELVE LIGHT ENGLISH CUT GLASS GEORGE III CHANDELIER BY WILLIAM PARKER
AN HIGHLY IMPORTANT TWELVE LIGHT ENGLISH CUT GLASS GEORGE III CHANDELIER BY WILLIAM PARKER
The slender baluster shaft centred by a two piece pineapple urn surmounted by a van dyke drop hung canopy, cascading to the lower spires. The chandelier terminates with a raised diamond and gadroon cut pineapple. The double ogee container issuing twelve upper kick-arms with van dyke canopies and triangular spires; these alternated with a further twelve notched cut candle arms, supporting van dyke drip pans and candle nozzles. The lower stem with draped canopy and lapidary cut final, the chandelier profusely draped with half back pear shaped drops and round finials.
- Height 234 cm / 92 "
- Width 112 cm / 44 1⁄4"
- Period 1750-1799
- Year 1790
- Country England
- Provenance Private collection Ireland
- Literature Arbury Hall Nuneaton see Colour plate 7 page 16 The English Glass Chandelier by Martin Mortimer.
- EXHIBITIONS Chandeliers of this elaborate size and quality are exceptional rare with only a handful of examples in existence. Similar examples: Kingston Lacy, Dorset Arbury Hall, Nuneaton Harewood House, Yorkshire
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