This eight-sided lantern is a reinterpretation of the domestic models that were very fashionable in the middle of the 18th century. Indeed, reserved for a utilitarian use under Louis XIV, the lanterns gradually take their place within the luxurious interiors around 1750.
We find a similar model, with eight sides, dating from 1750 in the Château de Fontainebleau, as well as in the Petit Trianon, with a lantern decorated with porcelain flowers for Marie Antoinette.
Our model nevertheless stands out from its illustrious predecessors by the simplicity of its lines. Within an octagonal bronze structure, covered with rococo ornaments, is nestled a chandelier with a central barrel and a stem discovered of six lights.
The geometric simplicity of the arms is emphasized by the central shaft and the cage, more ornate, offering a great balance in the composition of the whole.