Beautiful Chandelier In Bloom ....

The Chelsea Flower Show recently displayed and showcased beautiful gardens, flowers and blooms where exhibitors tried to stand out from the crowd.

On one of our recent buying trips to Italy, we found one chandelier that definitely stood out from the crowd!  We were thrilled to find a very unusual chandelier Italian toleware chandelier.  It is beautifully painted and ornately decorated with foliage and flowers on giltwood with crystal faceted pendants.  It has an understated elegance and is very versatile so would work perfectly in a living room, bedroom, kitchen, orangery or garden room.

Just a little information for you .... the term tôle is derived from the French tole peinte meaning "painted sheet metal".  Toleware is synonymous with objects such as the tôle shades for bouilotte lamps (table lamp of the 18th century, having two or three adjustable candle brackets and a common shade sliding on a central shaft), lights and other candle shades as well as trays and lidded canisters.  Gilding and stencilling often features on these decorative objects and is almost always on a painted background.

In the antique and collectibles industry, toleware often refers to kitchen-related objects from metal, typically tin or thin steel, and are often in decorative styles such as Arts and Crafts and Pennsylvania Dutch.  This style of decorative art spread from Europe to the United States in the 18th Century.