Vermeer 113: 19th Century Model Copper Chandelier With 12 Lamps H62xB54

3.273 inc. VAT

Johannes Vermeer (1632 - 1675) painted many Dutch interiors besides his famous "Girl with a Pearl Earring". In the painting "The Art of Painting", a magnificent golden chandelier hangs above the painter and his subject. Dutch historians have noted that such chandeliers allowed artists to demonstrate their expertise in rendering shimmering and refracting copper under changing lighting conditions. A true testament to their craftsmanship and artistry.

This Vermeer 113 two-tier chandelier embodies the intricate scrollwork and attention to detail of 19th-century Dutch lighting design. Twelve curved arms, handmade of hollow copper, support the 54 cm wide fixture. Delicate scrolls swirl across the circular frame of each tier and converge at the central connecting piece decorated with a sculpted crucifix. At 62 cm tall and weighing 9 kg, this is a substantial showpiece now electrified for contemporary use. Warm golden light reflects off the polished antique copper, recalling the glory of 19th-century Dutch chandeliers that illuminated palaces, churches and mansions.

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