Large 18th Century Painted Tole, Iron and Wood Ten-Light Chandelier from Italy
1755 - 1780, Italy
Dallas, United States
This sprawling Italian chandelier features a large open bowl adorned with parted leaf margents painted in olive green with gold highlights. The margents trail down to the bottom of the bowl, where they join a wooden rosette painted in gold. 10 foliate rinceaux arms of alternating length are attached to the top of the bowl. The underside of each arm is covered with painted foliate tole decor. Tole, a thin, often elaborately formed lacquered tin, was very popular throughout Italy during the 1700...