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Empire & Basket chandeliers

It was around the turn of the 19th century that chandelier design changed radically from its classic established shape. The development of this new design, known as the Empire chandelier is attributed to Napoleon, who wanted a chandelier design that had nothing in common with chandelier styles adopted by the previous French monarchies. The basic design of an Empire chandelier remains the same today. Vertical strings of crystal octagons , often graduated in size, are called the canopy. These will cascade onto a wide metal hoop, forming a graceful curtain. Underneath, the chandelier will have a bowl or basket of crystal octagons. This gives the overall impression of the chandelier looking like an upturned balloon. This is the historic reason behind the British naming the fixture a Regency balloon chandelier, or Regency chandelier. However in essence this is the same design as an Empire chandelier.
  • 75 cm old gold and crystal Empire style chandelier

    75 Cm Old Gold And Crystal Empire Style Chandelier

    £ 6,364.60

    A superb traditional antique-style Empire Chandelier crafted in Italy by master artisans, with fine detailing in old gold and crystal droplets. In ...

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    £ 6,364.60
  • crystal empire chandelier in 5 sizes

    Crystal Empire Chandelier In 5 Sizes

    £ 9,246.60

    A beautiful Empire-style chandelier, handmade in Italy, and adorned completely with glittering premium ®crystals.Products by this manufacturer gr...

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    £ 9,246.60
  • premium crystal empire-style chandelier

    Premium Crystal Empire-Style Chandelier

    £ 10,006.70

    A spectacular 24-carat gold-plated empire-style chandelier, made by hand in Italy, and adorned in its entirety with sparkling premium ®crystals.P...

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    £ 10,006.70
  • Large  premium gold-plated empire chandelier

    Large Premium Gold-Plated Empire Chandelier

    £ 45,139.60

    A magnificent large empire style chandelier, plated with 24-carat gold and adorned completely with glittering premium ®crystals. Empire chandelie...

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    £ 45,139.60
  • Gold-plated premium  crystal empire chandelier

    Gold-Plated Premium Crystal Empire Chandelier

    £ 23,670.90

    A beautiful large empire-style chandelier, plated with 24-carat gold, and made by hand in Italy. Completely covering the frame are hundreds of spar...

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    £ 23,670.90
  • Modern chandelier with premium or  crystal Modern chandelier with premium or  crystal

    Modern Chandelier With Premium Crystal

    £ 23,769.90

    A spectacular modern Empire style chandelier, with a nickel frame, and Italian glass crystals. Empire chandeliers are generally very tall and very ...

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