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Chandelier, Very Early Babette Schweizer #194-20 SOLD

Status: Sold
Description:
Fantastic, very early larger scale chandelier which is meant to take wax candles--there is still some residue of very old wax inside the holders. Made from soft metal and enameled in cream color and accented with blue, stunningly made with great shapes--intricate design with scrolls and florals. The chandelier holds 6 candles and has an ormolu floral-shaped hanger which holds the brass chain for hanging. This chandelier has a fantastic look and would be splended in a very early dollhouse with high ceiling. An example of the same chandelier with 4 candle holders is pictured in Nora Earnshaw's Collecting Dolls Houses & Miniatures on pg. 82--she dates this chandelier as 1870-80, made in Germany. I believe the maker is Babette Schweizer, during the very early years of the company. Great condition--there is some wear showing on the enameling. Diametere is 2 3/4", height is 2" in center without the chain.


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