Large-scale French chandelier (circa 1780-1830) in Louis XVI style. Central body hand-carved in French oak partially covered with original gesso and painted finish. Adorned in original gilt decoration. Original heavy, black-smith forged-iron undulating arms extend from body outwards. The six hand-forged arms feature remnants of original gesso and paint and large giltwood acanthus leaves. Arms terminate in giltwood bobeches and candelabra size lights (originally arms narrowed to sharp points for large candles). Only minor restoration was necessary (some of the acanthus leaves and new candle cups). The original finish is untouched. Chandelier is newly wired using all UL listed parts for use within the USA. Includes antique iron chain and a new canopy.