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Incredible 1800s French Bronze Figural Candle Chandelier Baal~Hamon & Tanit

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Seller: lillianhelene (11,353) 99.9% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Jackson Center, Ohio, Ships to: US, Item: 162270281790 This is a fantastic French bronze candle chandelier from the 19th century in the style of Louis XIV. It is an impressive piece weighing about 78 pounds with a width of about 31" at the widest tier and about 38" tall without the chain. It has 2 tiers, one with 12 arms and one with 6.. it is possible that it is assembled in reverse order in the pictures, the larger tier may, in fact, belong on the bottom. It is in the original candle condition, it has not been electrified. This chandelier features 2 figures, a man and a woman.. in researching mythological men with the horns of a ram, as seen in the pictures, I was led to a man named Baal~Hamon who had a consort by the name of Tanit. Baal~Hamon was the chief god of Carthage in the 5th Century BC. He was the deity of sky and vegetation as well as a fertility god. Tanit was the goddess of war and also a symbol of fertility. Both have been linked to infant sacrifice in their name. It is believed that the figures represented on this chandelier are those of Baal~Hamon & Tanit. This chandelier has been in my family for about 35 years. Originally it hung in the dining room of a grand Victorian Italianate house built around 1870 in Painesville, Ohio. When that house was sold, the chandelier moved to an inn in Blue Hill, Maine, where it elegantly illuminated many 6~course wine dinners for more than 20 years. It is a stunning piece, romantic with the fascinating figural history, exquisite in its fine detail and handsome design. It has amassed many an admirer and provoked countless conversation. Having decided not to include this chandelier with the sale of the inn, my family no longer has a home or setting befitting of this piece and have decided it was time to sell. As mentioned above, there is one candle ensemble that is missing. There is also another set that has had the small spool replaced, as seen in the second set of photos, and also needs a new hole tapped into the arm to be used again. As far as we know, the rest of the chandelier is original. This chandelier was also thoroughly cleaned many years ago. It retains a muted gold color although it has been questioned if this chandelier was/is coated in ormolu and whether or not the finish may have been removed at all during the cleaning process. Currently the chandelier also has some wax and soot residue that we did not try to remove. Due to the soft nature of bronze, the chandelier may need to be slightly straightened as well, especially after the packing and shipping process. This chandelier has been professionally crated in ASSEMBLED condition and is currently stored until it is time to ship, so there will be minimal delay in shipping. It will ship UPS freight however, which depending on your location, could take up to 10 days to arrive from the day of shipment. The crate is large, about 47" square, and weighs roughly 100 pounds. The cost to crate this chandelier was more than $400. Shipping quotes from Maine average between $500 to Massachusetts to $1400 to California. We will cover the first $500 shipping cost. Please email me to discuss shipping costs if you have a serious interest in this chandelier. $800 shipping cost has been used as a reference and this number will be adjusted per location before payment is made. Because of the large, delicate nature of this chandelier, returns will not be accepted as I fear the return packing would not be adequate for its safe arrival. Please be sure to email with any questions and concerns. Condition: Heavy 78 pound chandelier measures an impressive 31" wide and 38" long, even the chain makes a statement on this 19th Century beauty! It is missing one candle ensemble but hides well., Color: Gold, Material: Bronze

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