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A pair of bronze and gilt-bronze rouge griotte marble 'retour d' Egypte' candelabra attributed to Claude Galle
early 19th century
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A pair of bronze and gilt-bronze rouge griotte marble 'retour d' Egypte' candelabra attributed to Claude Galle
early 19th century
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A pair of bronze and gilt-bronze rouge griotte marble 'retour d' Egypte' candelabra attributed to Claude Galle
early 19th century
each in the form of a kneeling Egyptian female figure with two candlearms in each hand, her head surmounted by a globe and owl, with three further candle branches, on a plinth base, fronted by a bucranium with two entwined wreaths on the side
each 56cm. high; 1ft. 10in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Hans Ottomeyer/Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I., p. 338, fig. 5.3.6., illustrates a pair of candelabra with kneeling Egyptian figures surmounted by an owl, part of a garniture signed Galle.

A related pair of candelabra was sold as lot 305, in these Rooms, 12th June 1992.  

 

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London