Chandelier

Maker: Attributed to John Gumley (ca. 1670–1726)

Maker: Attributed to James Moore (died 1729)

Date: ca. 1710–15

Culture: British

Medium: Gilt gesso on wood; gilt metal mounts

Dimensions: H. 46 in. (116.8 cm.); Diam. 46 in. (116.8 cm.)

Classification: Woodwork-Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Wrightsman Fund, and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, by exchange, 1995

Accession Number: 1995.141

Description

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.

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