Signed Modernist Seven Light Chandelier by Georges Leleu c 1930

This gorgeous French art deco chandelier was designed by Georges Leleu (1883 – 1961) in the 1930’s. Its so gorgeous and unique that I also bought the five light version which is equally chic. The nickel body  supports a large center bowl and six outer bowls, all of Sabino style opalescent glass. Its a very glamorous piece and would be elegant over a dining table, in an entryway or even over a bed.

This is modernist in style.  Modernism in design and architecture emerged in the aftermath of the First World War and the Russian Revolution – a period when the artistic avant-garde dreamed of a new world free of conflict, greed and social inequality. It was not a style but a loose collection of ideas. Many different styles can be characterised as Modernist, but they shared certain underlying principles: a rejection of history and applied ornament; a preference for abstraction; and a belief that design and technology could transform society.


Country: France
Creation Date: c 1930
Materials: Nickel, Glass
Condition: Excellent
Height: 30 inches
Diameter: 35 inches
Creator: George Leleu