Chandelier designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel

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Chandelier designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Giltwood, zinc/tin and iron, clear cut glass. With eight curved foliate branches issuing from an octagonal moulded hoop. The branches applied with scrolls and pierced palmettes. The central stave with two additional crystal draped hoops with palmette appliques. With remnants of cable, drilled for wiring, some of the crystals and pine cone finials missing (some loose crystals included), minor defects. H c. 90, D c. 90 cm.
Berlin, wood and bronze manufactory of Carl August Mencke, around 1825 - 35, after a design by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

Provenance

From Spay Palace.

Literature

Cf. Sievers, Karl Friedrich Schinkel Lebenswerk. Die Möbel, Berlin 1950, illus. 237/8, for a similar, four tier chandelier in the palace of Prince Karl and its design.
Cf. Klappenbach, Kronleuchter des 17. bis 20. Jahrhunderts aus Messing, "bronze doré", Zinkguss, Porzellan, Holz, Geweih, Bernstein und Glas. Bestandskatalog der Kunstsammlungen Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg 2019, cat. no. 24, for an identical chandelier housed in Glienicke Palace since 2016.

Lot 163 Dα

Estimate:
20.000 € - 30.000 €

Result:
37.500 €