Sychev, I. The Russian Chandeliers: 1760-1830, P.V.B.R., 2003.
A similar pair of candelabra was offered at Sotheby's New York, 22 October 2014, lot 358. Another similar example is illustrated in Sychev, I. The Russian Chandeliers: 1760-1830, P.V.B.R., 2003, p.49, fig.219.
In overall good condition.
Candelabra A: One branch with glass drops missing to top corona. Two glass garlands between stem and ring missing.
Candelabra B: Missing several branches and glass drops. A glass drop chain detached from lower ring. One drip pan missing to a candle holder.
Gilt-bronze with old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. Marble bases with minor marks, scratches and chips to edges.
Glass with reddish tints. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."