Description & Technical information

Moses Lafount patented this unusual design for chandeliers in January 1797. The town assembly rooms of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk retain a group of seven chandeliers to the Lafount patent, possibly supplied around 1804.

Date:  1800
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Cut glass
Dimensions: 130 x 76 cm (51¹/₈ x 29⁷/₈ inches)
Literature: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. 1, p. 337, fig. 26.
Martin Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, 2000, pp. 120-24. Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2016 catalogue, pp. 166-9.
Categories: Furniture