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Moses Lafount patented this unusual design for chandeliers in January 1797. The town assembly rooms of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk retain a group of seven chandeliers to the Lafount patent, possibly supplied around 1804.

Literature: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. 1, p. 337, fig. 26. Martin Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, 2000, pp. 120-24. Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2016 catalogue, pp. 166-9.


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