Large French Louis XV Bronze and Crystal Chandelier attributed to Maison Baguès
Since the beginning of mankind, light has been the strongest symbol for hope – and so let us cheer you up a little bit with a hopeful greeting shining a light during these hard times of the global Corona pandemic:
this excellent large Louis XV style chandelier with rich and partially amthyst coloured crystal glass decoration was made in France ca. 1900, the so-called “Belle Epoque”: although missing a signature or manufactory stamp, its shape as well as its extraordinary quality lead to the famous Paris luxury lighting manufactory Maison Baguès.
The master metal smith Noèl Baguès founded the company in 1860 as specialists in liturgical bronzes, but by 1880 the company had expanded into the production of bronze light fixtures in response to the development of electrical lighting. Noted for their high end handcrafted work, Maison Baguès appealed and still appeals to this day to an elite clientele. Its products have been featured in luxury hotels like Paris’s George V and the Savoy in London.