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U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 2 Light Rise & Fall Chandelier Restored & Rewired U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 2 Light Rise & Fall Chandelier Restored & Rewired U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 2 Light Rise & Fall Chandelier Restored & Rewired

U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 2 Light Rise & Fall Chandelier Restored & Rewired

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U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 2 Light Rise & Fall Chandelier Restored & Rewired

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This elegant and refined two-arm chandelier from France needed restoring and rewiring, but now it is a charming light that has the added benefit of a rise and fall mechanism. The light is highly ornate with attractive detailing including: swags of foliage and berries along the arms and acorn finials and is made of ormolu.

Ormolu is an English term for the French gilding technique of applying a finely ground high karat (18 or 24) gold and mercury amalgam to a usually bronze object.

Ormolu is also known as gilt bronze or bronze dorée. The technique was prolific in the decorative arts across Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The light has been rewired to British Regulations with new solid brass bayonet lamp holders (B22) and twisted retro-style, mid-brown cable. The original, highly ornate ceiling rose and pulley mechanism has been fully restored and now has a smooth ride. 

We think it looks wonderful with filament LEDs with a gold tinge to the glass to compliment the ormolu, alternatively, it has shade rings so it could be dressed with a more traditional shades as pictured.

Please note that the shades and LEDs are not included in the price.

Dimensions: width 60cm

maximum drop 140cm

minimum drop 80cm

Utopia's Unexpected Lights

All Utopia's lights are unique and are handmade in our studios in North Norfolk from interesting antiques and finds. They each tell a narrative and enjoy close inspection to reveal strong craftsmanship and hidden layers of interest and wonder. 

Creating our distinctive lights – the narrative behind the story
Reclaimed elegance – the artefacts that Utopia sources for its lights are deliciously old, usually antique, sometimes vintage, and this ‘narrative’ is reflected in their character, patina and form – Utopia celebrates the knocks, chips, and scratches of their stories. The inspired selection of the original object and the process it goes through to make it covetable and unique is what makes our products special – every lamp is a one-off.

Peace of Mind
Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and traditional plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.

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