Late 19th century Louis XVI style eight light crystal cut and gilt-bronze chandelier attributed to Maison Baguès. This eight-light chandelier features an elegant and detailed bronze frame hang with heavy high quality cut crystals in the shape of pendeloques, rosettes and faceted drops. The central shaft constructed by glass elements with vase and baluster shapes issuing on the lower end eight candle arms partly hang with purple Murano glass drops. At half height a balustrade like composition gives this chandelier its own special architecture. The whole surmounted by spray adornment draped with facetted crystals.
According to its excellent quality and its shape with the typical balustrade-like ring the chandelier can be attributed to the Maison Baguès, Paris manufacturer of luxury lighting.
Since its establishment in 1860, the Maison Baguès has been an emblem of French sophistication in luxury lighting design. The master metal smith Noèl Baguès founded the company 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. Carried on by Noèl’s son Eugène and grandsons Victor and Robert, Maison Baguès continued to progress. Noted for their high end handcrafted work, such as complex carved sconces and hand-strung crystal chandeliers, Maison Baguès appealed to an elite clientele. Its products have been featured in luxury hotels like Paris’s George V and the Savoy in London.
Condition: very good, min. wear constistent of age and use, min. fading – detailed condition report on request.