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Design for a Chandelier

Design for a Chandelier
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Date
17th–19th century
Type
lighting
Object Name
Drawing
Type
Drawing
Medium
Pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper
Credit Line
Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Accession Number
1901-39-1031
Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
Vertical format. Design for a chandelier with a golden ring at the top, attached to the base by two long gold chains decorated with leaves. Each chain is held by a putti at left and right attached to the base, which is in the shape of a capital. At its face, an image of the Crucifixion; festoons at either side. Above, a scrolling base supports a single wide burning candle. Busts of putti at either side.
Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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made in
Italy
Usage
Not determined