Lot 39
  • 39

A pair of Empire style gilt-bronze and patinated bronze four-light candelabra after Claude François Rabiat late 19th century

1,500 - 2,500 GBP
6,250 GBP
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  • Gilt-bronze, wood
the candle branches supported by conjoined laurel cast horns held aloft by a winged figure of Victory positioned on a sphere with lotus-leaf borders on reeded and collared drum socles and stepped square feet with later ebonised wood bases, drilled

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Related Literature
H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986

The prototype design for the figure of Victory, which was to become immensely popular under the Empire and the Restauration, is found in a sketch by Charles Percier for the budoir of Empress Josephine at St. Cloud (1802), now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no. 63.535).