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Six-light chandelier (one of a pair)

ca. 1740
probably French
Gilt bronze
25 × 19 1/2 × 14 1/4 in. (63.5 × 49.5 × 36.2 cm)
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
Not on view
Despite the chandelier's curvilinear outline and its scrolling branches that full-heartedly embrace the Rococo, the trelliswork pattern on the shaft is a remnant of the Régence period, dating this piece to about 1740.
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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