An unusual French late 19th century Empire style gilt and patinated-bronze eighteen-light chandelier

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Lot 228
An unusual French late 19th century Empire style gilt and patinated-bronze eighteen-light chandelier

£ 7,000 - 10,000
US$ 9,100 - 13,000
An unusual French late 19th century Empire style gilt and patinated-bronze eighteen-light chandelier
surmounted by a foliate corona with palmettes issuing chains, the circular pierced body with six arm-supports, each surmounted by a three-light caduceus with intertwined snakes centred by wings, above an acanthus-cast tapering terminal with berried-finial, 65cm wide, 65cm deep, 130cm high (25 1/2in wide, 25 1/2in deep, 51in high).
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