John Linnell (London 1729 - 1796)
Historic Services / Lighting
Bronze, Giltwood, Ormolu, Papier-mâché, Silvered glass, Textile
2510 x 1480 x 250 mmOrder this image
Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
A Girandole is an ornamental branched candlestick. Six of these luxurious lighting appliances are used in the Long Gallery at Osterley and were designed by the famous 18th century designer and architect Robert Adam.
One of six girandoles, frame of carved and gilded pine, with four brass candle branches. Of irregular curved outline, the frame consists of branches of stylised acanthus leaves, which cross over at two points. At the sides of the main section are a pair of addorsed female demi-figures, upholding strings of trailing husks, which hang across the glass.
Osterley Park Heirloom.
Makers and roles
John Linnell (London 1729 - 1796) Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792), designer