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A PAIR OF ROCOCCO GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA AFTER A DESIGN BY MEISSONNIER, 19TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF ROCOCCO GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA AFTER A DESIGN BY MEISSONNIER, 19TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF ROCOCCO GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA AFTER A DESIGN BY MEISSONNIER, 19TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF ROCOCCO GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA AFTER A DESIGN BY MEISSONNIER, 19TH CENTURY


with removeable arms

height 23 1/2 in.; width 16 in.; width of base 8 1/2 in.

60 cm; 40.5 cm; 21.5 cm

With the general expected wear, some minor surface scratches, casting flaws, verdigris and rubbing, as to be expected. Some wax residue in candle cups and minor accumulation of dust in crevices.


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Property of a European Noble Family, sold, Christie's New York, 31 October 1996, lot 374
These imposing candelabra are based on designs by the Turin-born Louis XV court goldsmith and designer Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier (1695-1750), that were engraved by Huquier and published in the Livre de chandeliers de sculpture en argent, folios 31-31 plates 73-74. Candlesticks and candelabra of similar models were executed in both silver and gilt bronze.