A magnificent gothic chandelier similar to the one in van Eyck’s celebrated painting The Arnolfini Portrait at the National Gallery, London leads Sotheby’s sale of Old Master Sculpture and works of art in London on July 10. It dates to the closing decades of the 15th century. The rare chandelier is estimated at £200,000-300,000. It was probably made in either Dinant, in the Southern Netherlands, or Nuremberg, in Southern Germany, two of the leading centres for metalwork production in Europe at the time. Few 15th-century examples of this scale survive. When they do they are to be found only in leading museums and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR £314,500