Muller Frères, Luneville | Wrought-iron & Pate-de-verre Chandelier | France c.1920


An impressive and rare designed wrought-iron chandelier by Verrerie d’Art Muller Frères, Luneville. The central “pate-de-verre” plafonnier designed to hang solo with the three satellite shades hanging unusually above rather than to the side. The glass predominantely in shades of yellow, orange and aubergine mottelling to compliment. Acid-stencilled mark in the glass “Muller Fres, Luneville”. France, c.1920.

Ht.100cm/40in, W/40/16

Verrerie d’Art Muller Frères, Luneville 1919

  • Henri &  Désiré  learn their trade working as student of Gallé and around 1895 create their own workshop in Luneville.
  • In 1896, the entire Muller family (father, mother and children) live in Nancy. Camille works at Daum’s, Baccarat and then finally he goes to Sèvres. Eugene, Victor and Pierre join the Galle’s workshop.
  • In 1900, Henri leases space inside the Croismare glass-works and transfers there some of the workshops of the Rue Sainte-Anne in Luneville
  • In 1919 Henri and Désiré buy the majority of shares of the Hinzelin’s glassworks and create “Les Grandes Verrerie et Cristalleries de Croismare”.
  • At the same time they create the new company “Verrerie d’Art Muller Frères” to give a name to their activity in Luneville.
  • Glass produced at Luneville are signed “Muller Fres,Luneville” while glass at “Croismare” is signed as such.
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