DescriptionOur distinctive ornament is based on an unusual ivory chandelier in the Museum’s collection. Made in the late eighteenth century, probably in India for export to Europe, it features the restrained Neoclassical style that dominated the decorative arts of the period; characteristics include acanthus-leaf ornament, gadrooning, and beading, as seen here.
Cast resin. Hand painted. Includes a gold ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. Imported. 3 1/2''H; 4 1/2'' diam.
- Cast resin
- Hand painted
- Includes a gold ribbon for hanging
- Gift boxed
- 3 1/2''H; 4 1/2'' diam.
Art HistoryThe ornate candlelit ceiling fixture called a chandelier< was first adopted in the fifteenth century as a luxury object for the European home.