Viennese Chandelier, Dagobert Peche attributed
Attributed to Dagobert Peche (1887−1923), in Bronze and pressed metal; original ceiling shell and chain, six-light.
A beautiful example for a Chandelier in the style of the “Wiener Werkstätten”, respectively Dagobert Peche.
The Austrian Dagobert Peche (1887 — 1923) was trained as an architect, yet he especially stood out as extraordinary talent in decorative design. He soon played a significant role in amplifying the importance of the decorative arts as a member of the Wiener Werkstätten. He collaborated with many great artists of his time, such as Josef Hoffmann, contributing design for furniture, glass, jewelry, and other objects, with his exquisite, often playful drafts. From 1917 — 1919 he was in charge of the Swiss dependance of the Wiener Werkstätten in Zürich. The renown Viennese author and art critic Berta Zuckerkandl (also beautifully portrayed in a painting by Gustav Klimt) described Dagobert Peche as “the greatest ornamental genius Austria has produced since the Baroque.”