U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 4 Light Chandelier Restored & Rewired U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 4 Light Chandelier Restored & Rewired
U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 4 Light Chandelier Restored & Rewired U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 4 Light Chandelier Restored & Rewired

U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 4 Light Chandelier Restored & Rewired

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U Collection: Elegant Antique French Ormolu 4 Light Chandelier Restored & Rewired

This elegant and refined antique four-arm chandelier from France needed restoring and rewiring, but now is a charming light. The ormolu light is highly ornate with attractive detailing including: cast acanthus leaves detailing and reeded arms.

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 aged-brass E27 lamp holders and twisted retro-style, mid-brown cable. The original, highly ornate ceiling rose fixes to a discreet hook attached to an aged metal rose on a specially hardwood pattress - a traditional way of hanging chandeliers. 

We think it looks wonderful with opaque white glass shades as illustrated. Alternatively, you could remove the shades and use filament LEDs for a less traditional style. Please note that the glass shades are included in the price.

Dimensions: height 49cm width 30cm.

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 light 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.

We are unable to deliver this light due its weight, fragility and size, so please purchase it and collect it from our gallery on Holt High Street. It would be helpful if you can provide a date when you plan to collect the lamp, so we can have it ready for you - thank you. 


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