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Pompadour Chandelier by Jacques Caffieri

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€ 270,000

Ref. 98830/9

HEIGHT

140 cm / 55.00 inch

DIAMETER

130 cm / 51.00 inch

WEIGHT

120.00 kg / 264.60 lbs

STOCK

1 In-Stock
This chandelier with 9 lights is a reedition from a model of Jacques Caffieri which is in the Mazarine library of the Institute of France that we restored a decade ago. It is a masterpiece of the 18th century. It is sublime, heavy and light at the same time. it was originally made for the Marquise de Pompadour and one can see all the attributes of the Marquise as well as the symbols of her love story with Louis XV. First of all the towers which are the coat of arms of the Pompadour, then the cherubs offering these towers, the Partridges, which are the symbol of love and hunting horns because Louis XV and the Marquise met at a hunting party while she was still Mrs. Poisson. Finally Cupid that represents their idyll.

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.
Ce lustre à 9 lumières est une réédition d'un modèle de Jacques Caffieri qui se trouve à la bibliothèque Mazarine de l'Institut de France que nous avons restauré il y a une dizaine d'années. C'est un chef-d'œuvre du 18ème siècle. C'est sublime, lourd et léger à la fois. il a été réalisé à l'origine pour la marquise de Pompadour et l'on peut y voir tous les attributs de la marquise ainsi que les symboles de son histoire d'amour avec Louis XV. D'abord les tours qui sont les armoiries de la Pompadour, puis les angelots offrant ces tours. Les Perdrix, qui sont le symbole de l'amour et des cors de chasse car Louis XV et la Marquise se sont rencontrés à une partie de chasse alors qu'elle était encore Madame Poisson. Enfin Cupidon qui représente leur idylle.

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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Pompadour Chandelier by Jacques Caffieri

Ref. 98830/9

No. of Pieces: 1

Finish: Antique Gold

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Location: Gargas, France

Lead Time: Available immediately

CRYSTAL AND FINISH GUIDE

CRYSTALS
Rock Crystal / Quartz

Rock Crystal / Quartz

In the 18th Century, the royal chandeliers were treated as jewellery, Their pendants were in 'pure water crystal' - natural crystal/quartz.

18th Century Crystal

18th Century Crystal

Before Lead crystal was discovered, the glass was mixed with Manganese, Tungstene or other materials. These materials used to give a smoky, violet or yellow tint to the glass. Our 18th Century Crystal recreates this effect, making it perfect for pieces that need to look antique or fit in a collection.

Bohemian Crystal

Bohemian Crystal

The 19th Century is the great avent of Lead Crystal - commonly known as simply “crystal”. Our suppliers in Eastern Europe create pure and transparent Crystal, which we call Bohemian.

Finish
Gun Finish
Gun Finish
Médaille
Médaille
Antique Silver
Antique Silver
Silver
Silver
Antique Gold
Antique Gold
Royal Gold
Royal Gold