C1815 pair large French Empire Ormolu and Bronze Figural Candelabra

$11,000.00 the magnificent pair


Magnificent, impressive, perfect condition and huge, this wonderful pair of French Empire candelabra stands 54 cm tall. The bronze caryatid  holds a pair of ormolu Vitruvian scrolls that become candle sockets. She is surmounted by a gilt bronze vase, that can also take candles (although for the last 30 years they have held malachite spheres!). An ormolu inverted pyramid decorated with applied mounts replaces legs, and terminates in charming little bronze feet. The rouge marble socles are further enhanced with a gilt bronze bas relief of an urn, complete with plant, guarded on each side by a lioness. They are very heavy. We have just had them cleaned and tightened by Rocca, the Silversmith, so they are as close to mint condition as is possible. .

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