French Gilt-Bronze and Crystal Chandelier
mid-20th century, of Louis XIV inspiration, the nine-light chandelier with a gilt-bronze frame set with scrolled candle arms terminating in inverted bell-form sockets and floriform drip pans, the upper frame with three tiers of cut glass drops and crystal shells, the arms hung with large cut drops, and the bottom hung with a large rock crystal sphere.
h. 41", dia. 25-1/2"
Provenance: The Estate of Camille & Raymond Hankamer, Houston, Texas.
**There is minor discoloration to the gilt-metal frame from age. Numerous prisms have chips to their edges. A few are mismatched. It appears that every spot for a prism has one. All of the sockets are functioning and light up.