Empire billiard chandelier

Antiques

Antiques

Ref. GL00427

HEIGHT : 119 cm / 46.85 inch

119 cm / 46.85 inch

WIDTH : 116 cm / 45.66 inch

116 cm / 45.66 inch

DEPTH : 45 cm / 17.72 inch

45 cm / 17.72 inch

STOCK : In-Stock

In-Stock

MATERIAL : Wood and tole

Wood and tole

LOCATION : Paris

Paris

16,000
Rare wooden billiard chandelier with original green and golden patina, from the late Directoire period, in a pure neo-classical style. This magnificent chandelier is topped with two arms composed of electrified oil lamps, 3 vegetable crowns and an arrow symbolizing the attributes of power and the army.

The Empire style is very influenced by the Emperor Napoleon who imposes his taste for massive and imposing elements. We find the strong symbols of Napoleon (like the eagle or the bee) and war and military decorations. The expansion of the Empire will lead to the diffusion of this style throughout Europe. The architects and decorators Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine were the designers of this meticulously archaeological style, brought back from the Napoleonic campaigns and inspired by Roman antiquity, the Etruscan and the Egyptians, who exhibit an opulent neoclassicism.
Rare lustre de billard en bois à la patine verte et dorée d’origine, d’époque fin Directoire, dans un pur style néo-classique. Ce magnifique lustre est surmonté de deux bras composés de lampes à huile électrifiées, de 3 couronnes végétales et d’une flèche symbolisant les attributs du pouvoir et de l’armée.

Le style Empire, est très influencé par l'Empereur Napoléon Ier qui impose son goût pour les éléments massifs et imposants. On retrouve les symboles forts de Napoléon Ier ( comme l’aigle ou l’abeille ) et des décors guerriers et militaires. L’expansion de l’Empire va entrainer la diffusion de ce style à travers toute l’Europe. Les architectes et décorateurs Charles Percier et Pierre Fontaine furent les concepteurs de ce style minutieusement archéologique, ramené des campagnes napoléoniennes et s’inspirant de l’antiquité romaine, des étrusques et des égyptiens, qui présentent un néoclassicisme opulent.

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