The present lot draws its inspiration from the Hugenot cabinet makers and designers Daniel Marot (1661 - 1752) and Jean Pelletier (active 1681 - 1710). The characteristic double C scroll branches first appeared in the accounts of the Royal cabinet maker Gerrit Jensen as part of a group of chandeliers commissioned by the Earl of Albermale. However, it is Daniel Marot's design in his 'Nouveau Livre d'Orfeuverie' 1703- 1713 that most closely relates to this pair. Marot's deigns were most effectively executed by Pelletier at the beginning of the 18th century. Notably in the giltwood chandeliers at Picton Castle sold Sotheby's, London, 23 November 2005, lot 56.