Vermeer 117: 19th Century Model Copper Chandelier With 12 Lamps H65xb82

4.946 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 sophisticated Vermeer 117 single-storey chandelier is a remarkable example of the refined taste of Dutch lighting design in the 19th century. Twelve elegantly curved hollow copper arms support the imposing 82 cm round fixture, expertly crafted from this material. The central medallion, decorated with a delicate knob ornament, is the highlight of intricate metal ribbons flowing around the frame. This ancient chandelier, 65 cm high and dominantly present, is modernly wired and ready for use. The chandelier is reminiscent of the splendour of 19th-century Holland, when regal pendants lit up royal galleries and ballrooms across the country.

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