Important Louis XV Chandelier

Re-Editions

Re-Editions

Ref. 99887/15

HEIGHT : 180 cm / 71.00 inch

180 cm / 71.00 inch

DIAMETER : 180 cm / 71.00 inch

180 cm / 71.00 inch

WEIGHT : 130.00 kg / 286.65 lbs

130.00 kg / 286.65 lbs

STOCK : In-Stock

In-Stock

MATERIAL : Bronze

Bronze

LOCATION : New York

New York

99,826


The Louis XV style draws its inspiration from nature as recalled by the abundance of curves and patterns such as seashells, foliage or garlands. Also called 'rocaille', 'rococo' or 'pompadour' - it is charming, elegant, light and invites more to the relaxation and the distractions of the court than to the solemnity the functional objects. The functional objects are also decorative and intended to integrate harmoniously with the various rooms of the house. If the most famous works of this period are in wood, Jacques Caffiéri, sculptor, founder and chaser of the king, left us extraordinary chandeliers and sconces including the Pompadour chandelier, a gift from King Louis XV to the Marquise de Pompadour which takes all the symbols of the occasion of their meeting, of their love as well as the three towers of the coat of arms of the Pompadour.


Le style Louis XV puise son inspiration dans la nature comme le rappelle l'abondance de courbes et de motifs comme les coquillages, les feuillages ou les guirlandes. Aussi appelé « rocaille », « rococo » ou « pompadour » - c’un un style charmant, élégant, léger et invite plus à la détente et aux distractions de la cour qu'à la solennité les objets fonctionnels. Les objets fonctionnels sont également décoratifs et destinés à s'intégrer harmonieusement aux différentes pièces de la maison. Si les oeuvres les plus connues de cette époque sont en bois, Jacques Caffiéri, sculpteur, fondeur et ciseleur du roi, nous a laissé des lustres et bras de lumières extraordinaires dont le lustre Pompadour, cadeau du roi Louis XV a la Marquise de Pompadour qui reprend les symboles de l’occasion de leur rencontre, de leur amour ainsi que les trois tours des armoiries de la Pompadour.

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