Louis XV Style Painted Tole Metal and Gilt Bronze Chandelier
This very unusual and large chandelier in the Louis XV style dates from the 1920s or 1930s, and features an inverted tole metal shade with hand-painted neoclassical motifs including putti and swags, with pierced cartouche, eight concealed sockets, and gilt bronze chains, ram heads and foliate ceiling plate. Measures 30 inches across and 45 inches tall (76 by 114 cm). Condition is good. There are scuffs, wear and losses to the painted finish as seen in our images. Its original sockets and wiring are missing, but may be replaced. Provenance: Carlton Cannes Hotel, Cannes France. Built in 2911, the hotel is famous for hosting celebrities from around the world for the annual Festival de Cannes. The hotel was the main location for the Alfred Hitchcock film, To Catch a Thief, starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant.