Important Napoleon III period chandelier in the Louis XVI style, with eight arms of light decorated with foliage holding twenty-eight lights on two levels. The central shaft is decorated with a neoclassical fire urn placed on a bouquet of roses around a torch and a quiver with arrow. The whole is crowned with garlands of flowers and bows.
The Napoleon III style is the apotheosis of eclecticism and pastiche. Pompeian, Chinese, Neo-Renaissance, Louis XVI, etc. Excessive ostentation, the style plays with ornamentation, the love of luxury and pomp. Accumulation is the golden rule and the complete example of this style. All the grammar of the Napoleon III style is defined: the taste of the Louis XVI style and the neoclassical reference of the central fire urn. The size of this chandelier, with its twenty-eight lights, is as much an exceptional piece of lighting as a sophisticated sculpture. The sculpture is particularly well highlighted by its golden and metallic patina.