Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Eight-light chandelier

Maker:
Porcelain possibly by Vincennes Manufactory (French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date:
ca. 1765–70
Culture:
probably German assembled with French porcelain
Medium:
Painted iron, soft-paste porcelain, gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H. 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm); Diam. 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.150
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This chandelier is documented as having been in the audience chamber at Schloss Seehof, which was furnished in 1767–68 for Prince Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim (1708–1779) with "Parisier" seat furniture executed locally in the French fashion. The porcelain flowers, some of which are missing, were probably purchased in France at this time.
Prince Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim (from ca. 1767/68) ; von Zandt family (1842–1951) ; Fischer-Böhler (until 1958; to Mrs. Sheafer) ; Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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