So chic! Stunning rock crystal drops distinguish this outstanding 18th-century chandelier. A network of rock crystal beads create a lace-like effect. Rock crystal has enjoyed a prominent place in the decorative arts for its rarity and beauty. This fixture is pictured in the rare, authoritative Parisian interior design volume by Henry Havard. Circa 1780 #30-0625
1730 French Girandole (one of two) at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles - From the curators' comments: "Drops of rock crystal or glass were often included in lighting fixtures because they multiplied and fragmented the candlelight....A Parisian newspaper, the Mercure Galant, reported in 1677 about people's astonishment at the amount of light created as the candle flames reflected off the crystal."
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