Price range: £100,000 +     REF No. 4414921

A PAIR OF REGENCY CUT GLASS EIGHT LIGHT CHANDELIERS BY JOHN BLADES

An extremely rare and fine quality pair of early 19th century eight light ormolu mounted cut glass chandeliers by John Blades of Ludgate Hill, London. This pair is of a classic tent and waterfall design and they survive in remarkable condition, even retaining their original gilt pins.

Note: A pair of chandeliers of very similar design are in the Saloon of the Royal Lodge, Windsor.

English, circa 1820

Height: 36 in; 91.5 cm
Diameter: 28 in; 71 cm


Provenance:
Finnebrogue, Downpatrick, Ireland.

Literature:
‘Antique Collector’, October 1953, a trade advertisement by Delmosne & Son Limited, London; a similar Irish chandelier.
David Coombs, ‘Queen Elizabeth's Collection’, The Antique Collector, August, 1990, p. 36.
M. Mortimer, ‘The English Glass Chandelier’, 2000, pp.136-137.