H: 130 cm; W: 43 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0532(a-b)
A pair of George III carved giltwood girandoles of Rococo form. Their design incoperates naturalistic forms such as exotic birds and rich flowers and foliage, happily intermingled with 'C' scrolls, stylized icicles and acanthus leaves. Their overall form owes much to the published designs of Thomas Johnson and Thomas Chippendale who were two of the foremost exponents of the art of the rococo in the middle of the 18th century in England.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir