Chandelier, ca. 1710–15
Attributed to John Gumley (English, ca. 1670–1726)
Gilt gesso on wood; gilt metal mounts and candlesockets; H. 46 in. (116.8 cm), Diam. 46 in. (116.8 cm)
Purchase, Wrightsman Fund, and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, by exchange, 1995 (1995.141)
This chandelier, one of a pair supplied about 1715 for the state apartments at Holme Lacy, Herefordshire, is attributed to the court cabinetmakers James Moore and John Gumley. These cabinetmakers were in partnership together and are known for their furniture and mirrors decorated with gilt gesso.