Dimitri Stefanov
“I strive to create and master Chandeliers that give pleasure for generations to come”

Dimitri specializes in creating unique, beautiful works of art. A well known figure in the London antique lighting trade, Dimitri is highly skilled in many kinds of antique lighting and restoration. Trained under one of the foremost chandeliers makers of the 20th century, Philip Turner, now 86 with over 50 years experience, Dimitri’s passion for creating traditional, stylish and modern chandeliers in rock crystal and glass is unrivalled and his work prized by many worldwide.

Chandeliers of this quality and beauty take time to be lovingly hand made, with some specialist commissions taking over a month to create. Dimitri understands that both antique and modern lighting is a personal and private passion. Restoration work is undertaken with the same exacting quality, delicacy and attention to detail.

Whether creating from new or restoring from original antique, Dimitri is equally skilled in the English, Italian, French, Spanish and Russian styles. The result is sure to give any client reassurance that they have in their possession an exquisitely restored original or a future classic.

Rock crystal, specialist glass techniques, plating and gilding in precious metals and modifying antiques to accommodate modern electrics is an area requiring a unique touch and an empathetic eye. His signature finish enhances and adorns town and country houses, churches and palaces.

Whilst few chandeliers of this calibre can be made each year, their longevity will be a legacy for generations to come.

Dimitri Stefanov restores antique chandeliers to their former glory and more. He makes chandeliers for commission, sought after worldwide. See some of his present collections here:

ANTIQUE LIGHTS & DECOR:

As well as making the finest rock crystal chandeliers, Dimitri creates and restores other types of antique decorative items, mirrors, furniture, wall lights, lamps & lanterns:

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Dimitri Stefanov

ADDRESS:

Dimitri Stefanov Rock Crystal Chandeliers | 517 Kings Road | The Royal Borough of Chelsea & Kensington | London | SW10 0TX |

Email: dimitri@dimitristefanov.com | Tel: +44 (0) 207 352 2171

OPENING TIMES:

Monday: 11am- 6pm
Tuesday: 11am- 6pm
Wednesday: 11am- 6pm
Thursday: 11am- 6pm
Friday: 11am- 6pm
Saturday: 11 am-5 pm
Sunday: Closed

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19th Century French Salon Suite in mahogany

19th century French salon suite comprising four armchairs and a two-seat sofa. The mahogany frame is in good unrestored condition, structure sound.
Sofa: 120cm x 60cm x 96cm.
Chairs: 58cm x 58 cm x 93cm.

A fine Edwardian lacquered hanging dish ceiling light. Circa 1900 – 1910

A fine Edwardian dish ceiling light having one central light. All the glass and metalwork are original.

The metalwork has been cleaned and re-lacquered. 2 lights shown but only one is remaining

ITEMS IN SET: 1
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c.1900
PERIOD: 1900-1910
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 23.62 in. (60 cm)
DIAMETER: 15.74 in. (40 cm)

A Pair of Rock Crystal Lanterns

Exceptional pair of modern rock crystal lanterns, brass frame in a pure French 18th century style. Dressed with rock crystal flowers, obelisks and drops. The shaft of the frame is covered in rock crystal pieces and it has a rock crystal ball suspended beneath. A spectacular addition to any room. Can be rewired for US or overseas use at no additional charge 8 lights.

HEIGHT: 120 cm. (47 1/4″)
WIDTH: 85 cm (33 1/2″)

A pair of superb 18th c style chandeliers

A pair of superb 19th century French, 18th century style, cage chandeliers, of a good scale with beautifully hand cut facetted plaques suspended with small glass rosettes in the form of daisies, of varying shapes and sizes, all original. Comprised of eight candle arms, four hollow finials designed for lighting within and four top finials. Chandelier with a central shaft with original hand blown and cut segments, the bottom hung with a large hollow blown, honeycomb pattern ball of superb quality. The top with an outward corona of plaques. Circa 1850

Diameter 65cm
Height 120cm.

Beautiful Antique Louis XV Style 12-Light Rock Crystal Chandelier, circa 1880

A beautiful antique Louis XV style rock crystal chandeliers dating from circa 1880. Featuring 12 lights with 4 obelisks. Large rock crystal plaques with rock crystal garlands linking the arms and rising to a crown above with further large plaques suspended from the upper 8 arms crown. The upper tier is supported by a central rock crystal stem which drops through the chandelier to the base where it terminates with a large rock crystal ball. A beautiful example of its genre. Can be rewired at no additional cost for US spec.

Diameter 74cm
Height 110cm.

Beautiful Baccarat crystal and bronze Chandelier (circa 1850)

A spectacular and large antique French gilded bronze and cut crystal triple tiers 25 lights chandelier embellished with glass cut crystal chains and further adorned with cut crystal prisms by Baccarat. It comes from a famous castle in Burgundy. (circa 1850)

PERIOD: 19th Century
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 55 in (140 cm)
DIAMETER: 35 1/2 in (90 cm)

Beautiful Elegant Antique Louis XV Style Rock Crystal Chandelier, circa 1880

This beautiful example of a gilt bronze cage frame features 12 principle arms each hung with large rock crystal plaques and rosettes with bobeches and lamp holders. Even the 12 outer candle holders are hand carved rock crystal. The frame terminates below with a large rock crystal ball with a central stem rising up to 2 upper crowns festooned with more plaques with rosettes. The upper crown and base dish are lit by an additional 8 bulbs to highlight the beauty of this stunning creation. Can be rewired at no additional cost for US lighting specification.

Diameter 80cm
Height 120cm.

Beautiful French gilt bronze frame rock crystal 12 arm chandelier (circa 1880)

A beautiful French gilt bronze frame rock crystal chandelier with 12 lit arms, (6 additional lights could be added internally if required). The top crown is hung with rock crystal drops and small flowers attached to the gilt metal fronds below which the central baluster rises up clad in rock crystal surrounded by 6 gilt supports all adorned with rock crystal flowers and small drops. From each support are outswept double arms featuring octagonal rock crystal drip pans and candle holders. Beneath these are suspended large rock crystal plaques. Further smaller plaques within the inner ring and rock crystal swags connect between the outer arms. Finally all terminating below with a large solid rock crystal ball. c1880

PERIOD: 19th Century
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 46 in (117 cm)
DIAMETER: 36 1/4 in (92 cm)

Beautiful Pair of Baccarat Crystal Art Nouveau Silver Chandeliers

A beautiful pair of Art Nouveau silver crystal circular ceiling mounted chandeliers with graduated acted and cut crystal buttons and prisms. Four tiers starting from an upper decorative filigree gilt brass hoop frame from which Baccarat crystal prisms hang. Gathered towards a central cascade from which further prisms hang in three concentric tiers. 16-light, circa 1910
2 matching pairs available.

Diameter 73cm
Height 45cm.

French Empire Gueridon

An elegant French gueridon with a green marble top, three cabriole legs joined by a triform stretcher. The frieze, legs and stretcher are adorned with good bronze decorative mounts. Circa 1910.

HEIGHT: 72 cm
WIDTH: 84 cm

French Rock Crystal Chandelier c1880

A beautiful 12 arm rock crystal chandelier from which hang lovely rosettes and plaques including bobeche and hand carved candle tubes. Rock crystal tears drops and half pears also decorate these outswept arms. The central stem is covered in rock crystal rising to a upper crown from which hang further tears and plaques. All terminating at the base of the chandelier with a solid carved rock crystal shaped ball.

Diameter 74cm
Height 100cm.

Large Important George Hoentschel Rock Crystal Chandelier from Luton Hoo

Of cartouche outline, with rock crystal baluster shaft with acanthus scroll branches of light and spires, hung with large rock crystal plaques, facetted drops and rosettes, terminated with a rock crystal  ball. Professionally rewired for electricity.

Designed by George Hoentschel in partnership with Mewes and Davis. Diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher, who bought Luton Hoo as his country residence in 1902, commissioned the Parisian decorator George Hoentschel to redesign the Robert Adam interiors in the Edwardian Belle Epoque style.

This impressive chandelier epitomises the so-called ‘French Touch’ the Wernher’s wished to create for their estate at Luton Hoo. Hoentschel’s acclaimed luxurious style in partnership with the architects Mewès and Davis is embodied in the opulent scale and quality of the chandelier. A drawing from the Luton Hoo archive of the chandeliers that formerly hung in the Dining Room at Luton Hoo designed by Charles Mewès in 1906 in the French 18th century style display similarities in both the design and the fine quality bronze casting hung with crystal drops.

The chandelier in both design and manufacture reflects the design capabilities of Mewès and Davis whose grand design project at Luton Hoo recreated the decoration of the Ancient Régime and the superior craftsmanship of the firm of Maison Leys under the direction of George Hoentschel.

CONDITION: Excellent
WEIGHT: 200 kg
HEIGHT: 98.42 in. (250 cm)
DIAMETER: 46 in. (117 cm)

Magnificent Perry & Co 2m green & clear crystal chandelier

A magnificent green & clear crystal glass English chandelier attributed to Perry & Co, comprising of 16 arms hung with swags and chains of button drops, supported with rope twist clear glass arms emanating from a magnificent ormolu centre, comprised of green crystal vases and finally worked ormolu sections, terminating at the top with a feather spray gilt plume decorated with buttons and pear drops finely faceted.

CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 78 3/4 in. (200 cm)
DIAMETER: 46 in. (117 cm)

Monumental Pair of Hand-Carved Rock Crystal, Bronze and Ormolu Chandeliers

A monumental pair of hand carved rock crystal bronze and ormolu chandeliers featuring 80 lights in each chandelier.

Supported on out swept arms from a central fretted frame, the arms mounted with rock crystal drip pans and candleholders and interspersed with a further inner ring of lights with rock crystal candle tubes throughout.
The fluted cut arms support large rock crystal plaques mounted with rock crystal star daisies and garlands of crystal beads festooned in between further layers of rock crystal diminishing towards the central hexagonal ball.

The central stem of the chandelier features various forms of rock crystal baluster and flutes towering up to a central leaf coronet with 8 lights and further rock crystal pendants and stars supporting alternate downward chains of bronze and ormolu and rock crystal faceted beads sweeping out to the main circular frame below.

All of superb quality suitable for any palace or grand residence.

CONDITION: Excellent
WEIGHT: 200 kg
HEIGHT: 102.36 in. (260 cm)
DIAMETER: 63 in. (160 cm)

Pair of 19th Century French Red Marble and Bronze Cassolettes Table Lamps

Crafted in France circa 1880, each cassolette is made of carved red marble and has a bronze base and decorative bronze mounts. The cassolettes have been converted into table lamps and both have custom pleated white shades. The lamps are in excellent condition and have a rich gilt patinated finish for a truly elegant appearance. Custom shades not included.
Measures: Bases 15 cm.
There is also an additional matching pair that can be added to this pair if required.

Base: 15 cm

Width 22cm

Height 55cm

Pair of 19th Century French Red Marble and Bronze Table Lamps

Crafted in France circa 1880, each vase is made of carved red marble and has a bronze base and decorative bronze mounts. The marble vases have been converted into table lamps and both have custom pleated white shades. The lamps are in excellent condition and have a rich gilt patinated finish for a truly elegant appearance. Custom shades not included.

There is also an additional matching pair that can be added to this pair if required.

Base: 15 cm

Width 22cm

Height 55cm