'Hortense' French vintage crystal chandelier. Click on photo for more details. French Cachet photo

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'Hortense', this lovely pear shaped Empire style French vintage crystal chandelier has a large central light. Its upper brass rim is is in the shape of a coronet adorned with three fleurs de lys. It is dressed with clear octagonal crystals followed by large diamond shaped crystals above the middle rim. The bottom has a cascade of octagonal crystals and semi circular crystal swags behind which appear pale blue opaque beads. It is completed by two tiers of icicle shaped crystals. It is 63 cm high ( 25 in), has a circumference of 88 cm (34.6 in) and has a diameter of 22 cm (8.7 in) It weighs 3.7 kg (7.9 lb). Click on thumbnails for larger pictures.

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