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A pair of Continental ebonised and parcel-gilt carved wooden candelabra, after the design by Charles Percier and the model by Thomire
19th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 26,400 GBP
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A pair of Continental ebonised and parcel-gilt carved wooden candelabra, after the design by Charles Percier and the model by Thomire
19th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 26,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of Continental ebonised and parcel-gilt carved wooden candelabra, after the design by Charles Percier and the model by Thomire
19th century
each in the form of a standing Egyptian female figure (Isis)  supporting the bust of a Pharoah on her head flanked by five leaf-carved candelarms, on a pylon shaped base applied with Egyptian motifs;painting and gilding partly refreshed
each 125cm. high; 4ft 1¼in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Hans Ottomeyer/Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol I, Munich, 1986, p. 36, figs. 5.3.3. and 5.3.4.

There is a watercolour design by Charles Percier in the Louvre, Ref. RF30630, for the support of a console table identical to the figural supports of the offered candelabra, illustrated by Hans Ottomeyer / Peter Pröschel, op. cit. p.36, fig. 5.3.4. reproduced here in fig.1. Ottomeyer and Pröschel, also illustrate, ibid. fig. 5.3.3, one of a pair of candelabra in bronze and gilt-bronze stamped by Thomire, upon which these candelabra would appear to be based.

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