Louis XVI Marie-Antoinette Chandelier

Re-Editions

Re-Editions

Ref. 99862/18

HEIGHT : 165 cm / 65.00 inch

165 cm / 65.00 inch

DIAMETER : 110 cm / 43.00 inch

110 cm / 43.00 inch

STOCK : Made to Order

Made to Order

MATERIAL : Bronze

Bronze

LOCATION : Gargas, France

Gargas, France

144,000


After the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum, fashion changed for the Louis XVI style which was part of a European movement back to classicism in the second half of the 18th century. It abandoned the rounded lines of the Louis XV Style for a return to straight lines, ornamented with great lightness. The ornamental elements are also minimalist: symmetrical in shape, they find their inspiration in vegetal nature and antique themes. Among the most classic elements we find the ribbon bow, festoon and drapery. The Louis XVI style is above all that of Queen Marie-Antoinette, who loves elegance and luxury. Her universe is refined, fresh and subtle, a neo-classical style tinged with romanticism and fantasy. In the lights, we will of course retain the braided knot, ribbons or ropes, and for the most exceptional pieces in our collection, Marie-Antoinette's blue.


Après la découverte de Pompéi et d’Herculanum, la mode change pour le style Louis XVI qui s'inscrit dans un mouvement européen de retour au classicisme dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle. Il abandonne les lignes contournées du Style Louis XV pour un retour à des lignes droites, ornementées avec une grande légèreté. Les éléments d'ornementation sont aussi minimalistes : de forme symétrique, ils trouvent leur inspiration dans la nature végétale et les thèmes antiques. Parmi les éléments les plus classiques on trouve le nœud de ruban, le feston et la draperie. Le style Louis XVI est avant tout celui de la reine Marie-Antoinette, qui aime l’élégance et le luxe. Son univers est raffiné, frais et subtile, un style néo-classique teinté de romantisme et de fantaisie. Dans les luminaires, on retiendra bien sûr le noeud gansé, les rubans ou cordes, et pour les pièces les plus exceptionnelles de notre collection, le bleu de Marie-Antoinette.

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