A bronze three-light ‘hunting horn’ chandelier in the manner of Maison Baguès. The central baluster in the shape of drapery issuing three bugle-form arms terminating in circular wax pans and candle-form lights, each light surmounted by a small lampshade. Since its establishment in 1860, the Maison Baguès has been an emblem of French sophistication in luxury lighting design. The master metalsmith Noel 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 Noel’s son Eugene and grandsons Victor and Robert, Maison Baguès continued to progress. Noted for their high end hand crafted 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, minor wear consistent with age and use, minor fading – detailed condition report on request