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Important Grand French Art Deco Bronze Chandelier
Georges Dunaime for Gagnon, 1925 Paris Exposition
Circa 1925, France

 

Elegant and important chandelier, designed by George Dunaime
and made by Gagnon for the 1925 Paris Exposition.

Cast Satin finished Brass and Bronze frame with great attention to Art Deco details, from top to bottom.
A Pair of birds rest stylized foliage on the side panels, which alternate with framed frosted glass panels.
The bottom of the chandelier features a downlight filtered by the original alabaster dome, framed in a beautifully detailed Art Deco design. Eight skyscraper designed arms feature custom beige parchment drum shades.

The canopy and top section of the chandelier features decorative floral plaques and a center light with small round disc that is illuminated. A beautiful chandelier to grace your entry foyer, dining table or any grand space.

This sister chandelier to this design was exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition, in a room designed
by Georges Dunaime. The design is identical, with the exception of the arm design.

Pictured below, this was published on Plate #67, page 145 of Maurice Dufrene's Book: 'Authentic Art Deco Interiors from the 1925 Paris Exposition.' Dunaime and Gagnon created other lighting pieces and vases for the 1925 exposition.

 

Georges Dunaime, designer of bronze and silver works, exhibited at the famous
Exposition Internationale des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes of 1925 in Paris.
Between 1922 and 1929 he also worked for Sèvres porcelain. Additional Georges Dunaime
 lighting items are are illustrated in "Le Luminaire", Guillaume Janneau,
Editions Charles Moreau, Paris, 1992, pages #77, #91, and #127.

Dimensions: 42 1/2" high overall. This can be suspended from a chain if needed.
35 1/2" diameter with shades.  Canopy: 5 3/8" diameter. Shades: 4" high, 3 1/2" diameter.

Condition: In overall very good restored condition. (July 2010) The satin finish has been touched
up with a respectful restoration. New frosted glass panels. New custom made parchment shades.

Rewired for the USA, this fixture will throw off a significant amount of light - we suggest
installing a dimmer with this item. Original alabaster has patina and signs consistent with age,
as shown, which only add to the charm of this piece.

The alabaster is quite stable. If you prefer, the alabaster bowl could be replaced with frosted glass
or a colorful art glass bowl. We are leaving that to the next owner, however due to the importance
of this chandelier, we suggest keeping the original alabaster for future resale. There are previous
signs of use in the downrods, one is slightly dented, and it appears at one time, someone may
have changed the length, these issues do not detract from the overall beauty of the piece and are
only noticeable upon very close inspection, it is not likely to be noticed once the chandelier is hung,
 however we want you to be aware of these issues.

Item # LADC238: Price: $ 32,000.

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