This unusual pair of candlesticks is closely related to a model in bronze and gilt-bronze signed Rabiat, which was sold as lot 247, in these Rooms, 10th December 1993. A pair of wall lights by Rabiat is at Fontainebleau, see Musée National du Château de Fontainebleau, Catatalogue des Collections de Mobilier, Vol. I, Pendules et Bronzes d'Ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, p. 149, cat. 127. The aforementioned was delivered to Fontainebleau by Thomire-Duterme et Cie in 1810.
Also see a further related pair stamped Rabiat with variations on the base mounts sold as lot 155, Maigret, 10th December 2003.
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