7454 Antique French Belle Époque Bronze Chandelier
Height: 87 in. (220.98 cm)
Width: 54 in. (137.16 cm)
Depth: 54 in. (137.16 cm)
Country of Origin: France
Style: Belle Époque
Year: c. 1880
Description: Fabulous French doré and patinated Bronze Belle Époque Chandelier c. 1880 (pair available).
Belle Époque was a period in French history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1890 and ending when World War I began in 1914. Occurring during the era of the Third French Republic, it was a period characterized by optimism, peace at home and in Europe, new technology and scientific discoveries. The peace and prosperity in Paris allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. The Belle Époque was named, in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" in contrast to the horrors of World War I.