• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    A FRENCH PEARWOOD CANDLESTICK

    IN THE MANNER OF CÉSAR BAGARD OF NANCY, CIRCA 1700

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH PEARWOOD CANDLESTICK
    IN THE MANNER OF CÉSAR BAGARD OF NANCY, CIRCA 1700
    Engraved with folaite motifs
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high


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    With its vase-capped baluster, this candlestick relates to engravings of Roman style candlesticks invented by Jean Birain (d. 1711) following his appointment as Louis XIV's 'dessinateur du Chambre' in 1674. The fruitwood candlesticks, richly filigreed in bas relief, are likely to have formed part of a 'pier-set' dressing-service. (see Edward H. Pinto, Treen and Other Wooden Bygones, London 1969. p. 366, pl. 387 and Christie's South Kensington, 26 June 2007, lot 168.).

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