The candelabra are based upon the design by the architect Charles Percier as shown on a sketch he executed for the decoration of Josephine Bonaparte's apartment at St. Cloud (Ottomeyer, Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 328).
Marked on the base for Neresheimer, Hanau, these marks used at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
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