A Thomas Hope chandelier identified

Lost works of art are sometimes hidden in plain sight.

Such is the case with a magnificent chandelier that undoubtedly once hung at Thomas Hope’s Duchess Street mansion in London, and later at his country house the Deepedene, Dorking, Surrey.  Having not been seen since it was photographed in 1899 by Country Life, this remarkable example of Regency design has recently been identified hanging anonymously in the lobby of a building in New Orleans, now leased to a bank.

The story of its discovery and identification are described in an article published in Furniture History 2015 (click here to view/download the PDF)