C1720 Splendid Pair of French Regence Bronze Candlesticks

$2,975.00 the ancient pair.


When Louis XIV died in 1715, his great grandson Louis XV was only five, too young to rule. Hence there was a regent until he was 15, in 1723. Although the Regence period strictly falls within these dates, art history includes most of the products of the first thirty years of the 18th century, the early Rococo period, as Regence. These wonderful cast bronze candlesticks were originally gilded. They were made about 1720. One is a little "Leaning Tower of Pisa" at present, and will be till the silversmith is available once more. The bobeche are not original, and are much later. The grand candlesticks stand 23 cm tall (without bobeche) and 13.5 cm in diameter.

 

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