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:

CONTACT

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″)

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 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

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)

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

Pair of Bronze Louis XVI Style Wall Lights

A pair of bronze Louis XVI style pair of hunting horn three branch wall lights.
The branches in the style of French horns, and the back plates with trophy details.
Can be electrified at no extra cost for Europe or North America.

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c. 1880
PERIOD: c1880
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 20.5 in. (52 cm)
WIDTH: 13.5 in. (34 cm)
DEPTH: 8 in. (20.5 cm)

Pair of English Classical Greek Empire Revival Table Lamps

A pair of English new Classical Greek style Empire revival with small handles in the form of swans with gilt decoration mounted on 13.5cm shade wooden pedestal bases. Complete with original pleated lamp shades held in place by decorative metal finial. Two downward diagonally pointing bulbs in each unit. Electrified.

HEIGHT: 87 cm
WIDTH: 58 cm

Pair of Italian Painted China Clay Wall Lights c.1950

A pair of Italian Carnevale ceramic wall lights of unusual form
Mounted by hooking on the wall. The masked girl with a basket within the light fitting the man the harlequin with a bulb holder in his hand.

circa 1950

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c. 1950
PERIOD: 1950-1959
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 17.32 in. (44 cm)
WIDTH: 9.45 in. (24 cm)
DEPTH: 10.24 in. (26 cm)

Pair of rock crystal myrzah chandeliers

A unique and spectacular pair of rock crystal chandeliers profusely hung with almost 700 individually hand carved myrzah drops, all mounted on an 11 tiered brass frame. Internally lit by 10 bulbs. c1920

CONDITION: Excellent
WEIGHT: 30 kg
DIAMETER: 31.49 in. (80 cm)
HEIGHT: 21.65 in. (55 cm)

Pair of Rose Quartz chandeliers

A pair of beautiful rose quartz chandeliers comprising 4 cascading bronze circular tiers each profusely hung with 175 individually hand carved rose quartz crystal drops. A spectacular solid rose quartz saucer is inset in the lower bronze ring with a large rose quartz hand carved pear beneath to add a finishing flourish to terminate this elegant piece. The 28 lights allow the beauty of the rose color to radiate out of this unusual and unique creation. Measures: 100cm wide and 90cm high. Terminal pear can be removed to make it 80 cm if required.

CONDITION: Excellent
WEIGHT: 110 kg
HEIGHT: 39.37 in. (100 cm)
DIAMETER: 35.43 in. (90 cm)

Spectacular Large Baccarat crystal chandelier

A lovely and unusually large Baccarat crystal chandelier c 1910 – 1920

Two magnificent rings each of 24 upper and lower arms making 48 arms in total with a further upper ring of 12 arms.

A superb example of its genre that would elegantly grace any entrance hall and reception room.

54 lights currently but can be increased to 80 with additional lighting in the upper crown

Currently undergoing professional restoration at our London showroom and workshop

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c. 1890 – 1900
PERIOD: FRANCE c1890
CONDITION: Excellent
HEIGHT: 110 in. (285 cm)
DIAMETER: 71 in. (185 cm)