A Regency Suspended Argand in the Gothic Taste

Circa 1830

This striking four-light chandelier is presented in a lovely two-tone gilt-lacquered finish. The canopy is suspended from a large rounded hook. Large cast leaves form the top of the canopy and a stamped brass curtain of Gothic decoration conceals the hooks holding the chains. The links of the chains consist of slender intertwined leaves joined by rings. The font resembles a large finial often found on Gothic architecture or furniture. Six slender cast leaves decorate the surface of the font. Four brackets hold the chains and are adorned with four distinct medieval masks of two men and two women. The shade holders are designed with a beautiful pierced foliate pattern. The arms are cast as crockets barely concealing fine trefoil detailing. An octagonal shaped pan is centered by a foliate finial.

Bronze, brass, and glass
Height: 43” Width diagonally: 25” Width side-to-side: 19 ¾”

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