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Tiffany Studios New York Seven Light "Moorish" Chandelier

This Tiffany Studios New York "Moorish" chandelier, featuring six golden iridescent Favrile shades with a larger Favrile oval glass globe in the center, is crowned with two tiers of ultra-intricate concentric scroll work. The chandelier's beautiful, delicate tulip and stalactite shades are suspended by loosely interlocking, heavy circular patinated bronze links that resemble, from a distance, the appearance of armor.

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Item #: L-19885
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 39" height, 16" diameter 
Materials: Favrile glass, Patinated bronze
Shades signed: "L.C.T. Favrille 5845" on the main center shade, "L.C.T." on the five surrounding shades, one of which is unsigned

Inspired by Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad (1897), Louis Comfort Tiffany traveled to Northern Africa the same year as the book was published. What he found in Northern Africa and Southern Spain was a seemingly an endless trove of artistic inspiration. Tiffany would later model the fountain court of his home at Laurelton Hall after the Court of the Lions at the palace La Alhambra in Granada, and continued to create pieces such as this in an aesthetic model that was dear to his heart and historically important.