French Gilt Metal Montgolfier Balloon Chandelier C 1930|
Description: Superb French Crystal, Beaded, and Gilded Six Light Chandelier, Circa 1930-40; Basket base with lighted sconces, in the form of Montgolfiers Balloon. Note: The Montgolfier brothers, born in Annonay, France, were inventors of the first practical balloon. Joseph-Michael, the elder, was born on August 26, 1740; Jacques-Ètienne was born on January 6, 1745. They were 2 of the 16 children of Pierre Montgolfier, whose prosperous paper factories in the small town of Vidalon, near Annonay, in southern France, helped support their balloon experiments.
Condition: is great overall. see photos.
Item ID: 14096
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