Early 20th Century Iron Antique Chandelier With Poissonniere
Regardless of whether it came from the craftsman who created it or the patron who commissioned it, the design of this chandelier is obviously uniquely inspired. This early 20th century, six-arm antique chandelier was crafted around an earlier antique poissonniere (a French cooking pot for fish). Iron scrollwork makes up the main form of the piece, and includes a hook to hold the handle as well as iron banding around the poissonniere for extra stability. The craftsman paid close attention to the balance and proportion of the piece, adding iron scrollwork that complimented and highlighted the cooking implement. The iron was polychromed in green, and then accented with copper polychrome details to highlight the metal’s patina. We see this copper color on acanthus leaves and a flower medallion, as well as the straps and canopy. Like every piece of antique lighting in our shop, the antique European electrical wiring and sockets have been stripped out of the chandelier and retrofitted to today’s American safety standards. Click here to read more about how Beauchamp Antiques prepares antique lighting for use in today’s homes. When we came across this unique chandelier, we envisioned it in rustic-styled home décor. It would also serve as a conversation piece in a restaurant.