This pair of candelabra have many stylistic similarities with the candelabra commissioned from Pierre Gouthière in 1777 and delivered in 1781 for the decoration and furnishing of the large salon of the mansion of the Duchess of Mazarin at quai Malaquais.
- the candlearms: adorned with branches of lilies, carnations and poppies, similar to the pair of sconces with quivers adorned with poppy branches and delivered by Gouthière for the Duchess of Mazarin, now in the Louvre Museum (OA11995-11996, see fig. 1);
- child satyr in patinated bronze (with the attributes of gilded music, flute, tambourine and cymbals) evoke the large figures of fauns (et tambours de basque avec grelots, cymbales")adorning the jambs of the chimneypiece in Turquin blue marble executed by Gouthière and Jean-Joseph Foucou for the Duchess of Mazarin (current location unknown), having served as a model for the white marble fireplaces now preserved in the Frick Collection(16.11.1) and marble Verde di Levanto in the Metropolitan Museum (1976.227, see fig. 2);
- the female masks and the beading on the base are very close to the mask of Mercury adorning the console in Turquin blue marble and gilt bronze by Gouthière for the Duchess of Mazarin, now preserved in the Frick Collection in New York (inv 15.5.59, see fig. 3).
Beyond these analogies, it is worth highlighting the importance of the blue marble Turquin, found on our pair of candelabra and very widely used for the decor of the large living room of the mansion of the Duchess of Mazarin at quai Malaquais (including a large pair of Turquin mabre pedestals, today in a Private Collection).
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