View full screen - View 1 of Lot 79. An important pair of French silver five-light candelabra with the arms of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807 | Paire d'importants chandeliers à cinq lumières en argent aux armes de Jérôme Bonaparte, Roi de Westphalie, par Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807.
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An important pair of French silver five-light candelabra with the arms of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807 | Paire d'importants chandeliers à cinq lumières en argent aux armes de Jérôme Bonaparte, Roi de Westphalie, par Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 EUR

An important pair of French silver five-light candelabra with the arms of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807 | Paire d'importants chandeliers à cinq lumières en argent aux armes de Jérôme Bonaparte, Roi de Westphalie, par Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807

An important pair of French silver five-light candelabra with the arms of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807 | Paire d'importants chandeliers à cinq lumières en argent aux armes de Jérôme Bonaparte, Roi de Westphalie, par Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 EUR

Lot sold:

100,800

EUR

An important pair of French silver five-light candelabra with the arms of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807


the circular base decorated with a frieze of laurel leaves alternating with acanthus leaves and applied with the arms of Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, the rounded stem's base decorated with scrolls and laurel leaves on matted ground, the tapering stem applied with tridents and floral cartouches, the arms in form of trunk emerging from swans, the scrolls surrounding emperors and empresses heads in antique style, one engraved under the base Biennais Orfèvre de LL. MM. Impériales et Royales and Poids 16 Marcs 5 Loth 1/2 1er Titre n°5, the other Biennais Orfèvre de LL. MM. Impériales et Royales et de Sa Majesté le Roi de Hollande à Paris and Poids 16 Marcs 7 Loth 1/2 1er Titre n°1

Haut. 53 cm, 8.180 g. ; 20 4/5 in. high, 262oz 20dwt

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Paire d'importants chandeliers à cinq lumières en argent aux armes de Jérôme Bonaparte, Roi de Westphalie, par Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris, 1807


la base ronde ornée d'une frise de feuilles de laurier alternant avec des feuilles d'acanthes et appliquée des armes de Jérôme Bonaparte, Roi de Westphalie, la base du fût bombée à décor de rinceaux et feuilles de laurier sur fond amati, le fût tronconique appliqué de tridents et cartouches floraux, les branches en forme de trompes émergeant de cygnes, les rinceaux entourant des têtes d'empereurs et d'impératrices à l'antique, l'un gravé sous la base Biennais Orfèvre de LL. MM. Impériales et Royales et Poids 16 Marcs 5 Loth 1/2 1er Titre n°5, l'autre Biennais Orfèvre de LL. MM. Impériales et Royales et de Sa Majesté le Roi de Hollande à Paris et Poids 16 Marcs 7 Loth 1/2 1er Titre n°1

In overall good condition. Some minor scratches commensurate with age and use. One small dent on a base. A small bump on a foot rim. Fully marked on foot rims, stems, arms and sockets. Also with assay scrape on some arms. 

Very nice design, good weight. Historical pieces. 



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Oxeda Gallery, Paris, 1971;

Thence by descent.

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Galerie Oxeda, Paris, 1971 ;

Puis par descendance.