Sphinxes chandelier


Sphinxes chandelier, scroll saw fretwork pattern

  This is a magnificent and alluring 12 arms and 24 lamps chandelier, richly ornamented with sphinxes, gryphs, sheep, and a large number of floral motifs. It is exquisitely designed, visually splendid.

  The pattern is based in a masterwork Italian design from the beginning of the XXth century. It is fully computer reconstructed from the original. Even though this is not a project for beginners, special care has been put in making the construction easy for the woodworker, so that any average scroller could complete the project without major problems. Some of the pieces need to be bent to form the two curved surfaces visible in the image. These pieces are to be made in thin wood and they are easily mounted. They are encased in a slot, bent backwards and glued in position on a piece specifically designed for this purpose. The arms are large pieces, but they have been split into minor components so that they can all be cut with an 18 inches scroll saw. The joints of these sections, though discrete, are nevertheless almost completely covered by the different pieces forming the overlay ornamentation of the chandelier.

 The pattern has been designed to use 1/4, 1/8 and 1/32 inches wood or 6, 3 and 0,8 mm wood. By scaling the pattern appropriately any other wood widths can also be used. These are the measures of the mirror depending on the wood width you use:

  Height Diameter
1/4, 1/8 and 1/32 in. wood 51,2 in. 37,4 in.
6, 3 and 0,8 mm. wood 123 cm. 90 cm.

 Please note that this pattern is registered and copyrighted. If you would like to have it I offer it for 24 € plus shipping. The pattern is computer made, which provides total precision, and nicely printed for convenient scrolling. Click here to buy this pattern. Write me to info@finescrollsaw.com for any questions.

details of the six winged sphinxes in the upper part of the chandelier

six winged gryphs that hold some of the lights

  This picture shows some details of the six winged sphinxes in the upper part of the chandelier.

  This picture shows one of the six winged gryphs that hold some of the lights. Every gryph holds a escutcheon in its hands.


   These pictures have kindly been sent by Daniel Navarre from France.


   This picture has been sent by Francisco Rojas García from Escalona (Toledo), Spain.

This picture has been sent by Renato Zanoni from Italy.

   These pictures have kindly been sent by Manuel Pina from Cáceres, Spain.


   These pictures have kindly been sent by Niklaus Twerenbold from Switzerland.


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