An extremely rare pair of English regency period eight-light cut glass and ormolu mounted chandelierS of the finest quality the shaft centred by a tapered slice and diamond cut stem piece surmounted by a drop hung ormolu palm tree spray, this supporting tapered slice and diamond cut stem piece the shaft terminating with ormolu leaf decorated pan, the main drop hung double ring decorated with flower heads anthemion and issuing eight six sided candle arms with drop hung van dyke edged drip pans supporting bullet shaped hurricane shades the main ring also supporting a basket of double pointed faceted spangles these supported by a finely chased leaf ormolu ring and lapidary cut finial. The chandelier richly draped with double pointed regency spangles and finely chased ormolu four way drop of a unique design.
English circa 1805
Height 60in (152.4cm)
Width 43in (109.2cm)
For similar examples please see Martin Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, Plate 70 the chandelier now at 1 Royal Crescent Bath headquarters of the Bath Preservation Trust, also Plate 9,53 showing wall light and candelabra of a similar form these attributed to William Parker.
This Chandelier is similar to the model that was in the collection of HRH the late Duke of Kent. It is very possible that these chandeliers where made for the India market many chandeliers where exported to India with hurricane shades and many can still be seen in the palace of India today.