- A GEORGE III CUT GLASS EIGHT LIGHT CHANDELIER BY MOSES LAFOUNT, NO. 426
English, circa 1800
Height: 51 in; 130 cm
Diameter: 30 in; 76 cm
REF No. 4480431
Price Range: £100,000.00 +
Moses Lafount patented this unusual design for chandeliers in January 1797. The town assembly rooms of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk retain a group of seven chandeliers to the Lafount patent, possibly supplied around 1804.
Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. 1, p. 337, fig. 26.
Martin Mortimer, The English Glass Chandelier, 2000, pp. 120-24. Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2016 catalogue, pp. 166-9.
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