Edgar Brandt Art Deco Wrought Iron and Feathered Glass Chandelier
A twentieth century, c. 1925, wrought iron chandelier in the Art Deco style of Edgar Brandt with the hanging support set within a blossoming tulip-shaped cap, above three domed supports decorated with applied flowers, beneath which the central pulled feather shade is surrounded by six pulled feather shades supported on scrolled arms.
French artist Brandt (1880 - 1960), considered the greatest exponent of Art Deco metal work, was educated at the Ecole Professionel de Vierzon. In 1902 he opened his business to produce ironwork and light armaments. In 1908 Brandt was awarded a Salon prize, participated in the famous Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs de 1925 in Paris, was awarded the title of Knight of the Legion of Honor, and received the Medal of Honor for Applied Art by the Societe des Artistes Francais. He is well known for his creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Paris Arc de Triomphe. Measures: 36 x 26 inches.