From time to time, I come across some extraordinary antique finds and showcase them here on my blog. This is one of the more unusual and important chandeliers I’ve seen, and is in flawless condition. Scroll down past the description for closeup views, which show the detailing and sparkle.
The famed Salviati company was instrumental in the revitalization of the Murano glass industry in the 19th century, starting with the development of a method of making mosaics with glass (tesserae), which subsequently found their way into some of the most important and well-known buildings in the world, including the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome, l’Opera in Paris, the Houses of Parliament in London. The company is also credited with the rediscovery and preservation of flameworking (lampwork), aventurine glass (also called goldstone), and opal glass.
One of a kind amber crystal chandelier designed by Giulio Salviati (1843-1898) and manufactured by the Salviati company in Murano Italy. This chandelier is the only one known in existence made by Giulio and it was part of the Salviati museum in Venice Italy until removed about 30-35 years ago by the gentleman the present owner acquired it from in Venice. The gentleman that acquired the piece from the museum lives right across the street (main canal) from where the Salviati museum used to be and had it installed above his dining table that oversees the Grand Canal. The piece has remained untouched since installed and is in mint condition with no pieces missing, and is fully functional. The chandelier is currently in a warehouse in Italy; please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
Price Upon request
Excellent original condition; no pieces are chipped, broken, or missing.
83″ high x 67″ diameter at the widest point (height does not include the chain or rod)
Number of items: 1
Materials/Technique: Amber Murano Glass and Crystal
Item source and information believed to be reputable and accurate, but authenticity not guaranteed by Hoechstetter Interiors.