A French wrought iron five-light chandelier from the mid-20th century with authentic wax sleeves. This French iron chandelier circa 1940 features a single row of five electric lights, adorned with a symmetrical scrolled décor. The 1940s, showed the development of an eclectic and luxurious style that found its inspiration in the grandiose Louis XIV and Empire periods among others. The scrolled decoration is highly reminiscent of the Baroque side of the Louis XIV style. Wrought iron was also a very popular and widely used material at the time. It was particularly appreciated by designers such as Gilbert Poillerat who used this style to defend the French elegance. This chandelier represents the resurgence of the curved lines. Set in a refined living room, this French wrought iron chandelier will exude the magnificence and luxury of its past. It has been rewired for the US.