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Exotic domes and minarets only hint at the splendours inside

William Perry (active 1818)

Pair of chandeliers circa 1818

Glass, lacquer | RCIN 2338

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Pair of chinoiserie chandeliers (from an original set of nine) commissioned by George IV for the Music Room at the Royal Pavilion.  The green painted metal shaft is intended to resemble an exotic plant with a tulip-shaped etched and painted glass shade at the top.

  • Creator(s)

    William Perry (active 1818) (glass manufacturer)

  • Commissioned by George IV when Prince Regent. This chandelier was one of a set of nine supplied circa 1818 by the lamp manufacturer William Perry, for the Music Room in the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, at a cost of £4290.10.0.

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