A SWEDISH ROCOCO GILT BRONZE, AMETHYST AND CUT GLASS CHANDELIER
MID 18TH CENTURY
H: 34 Dia: 21 inches
H: 86.4 Dia: 53.3 cm
The whole dressed with a lattice work frame of cut and incised leaf form drops and flowerheads connected by glass cylinders. The corona centered by spiralled baluster stempieces above a faceted sphere, the gilt hexaform scrolling frame mounted with spires above 6 candlearms, terminating with a large faceted sphere. Can be readily electrified.
A similar chandelier in the grand salon at Östanå is illustrated by Hakan Groth, Neoclassicism of the North, New York, 1990, p. 130 pl. 120.