A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
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A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
Lot sold:60,480USD
(21 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Washington, D.C.

A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY


wired for electricity

height 89 in.; width 28 in.

226.1 cm; 71.1 cm

Condition Report

One putto's arm re-attached. Gilt bronze candle branches with some loose elements and scattered dents, rubbing and surface marks and a few areas of green oxidation. Marble columns with areas of surface disclouration and chips at corners and along edges. Traces of a previous fixation method of bronze putti to the columns, with deep holes on the top of the columns and a small hole at back of both circular bases of putti. Wired for electricity.


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Provenance

By repute, Rothschild Collection (according to purchase invoice)

Bernard Steinitz, Paris

Catalogue Note

The motif of a winged cherub raising a finger to his lips to demand silence was extremely popular in late 18th-century decorative arts and derived from Etienne-Maurice Falconet's iconic sculpture of a seated cupid L'Amour menaçant commissioned by Madame de Pompadour for the Hôtel d'Evreux (Paris, Louvre). Candelabra with branches in the from of lily stems also figured prominently in Louis XVI gilt bronze work and began appearing from c.1765-70, such as on a pair of candelabra in the form of three standing putti supporting lily branches attributed to Jean-Louis Prieur in the Wallace Collection, London (P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Furniture, London 1996, Vol.III, no.239). Models from this period were often reproduced or reinterpreted in the 19th century, often on a monumental scale as seen in the offered lot, by Paris sculptors and bronze foundries such as Denière, Beurdeley, Barbedienne and Victor Paillard.

A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE NINE-LIGHT CANDELABRA ON GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED FLUTED WHITE MARBLE COLUMNS, 19TH CENTURY
Lot Closed