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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 130

    A PAIR OF CHARLES X ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS

    CIRCA 1820-30, IN THE MANNER OF CORNEILLE VAN CLEVE

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    A PAIR OF CHARLES X ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS
    CIRCA 1820-30, IN THE MANNER OF CORNEILLE VAN CLEVE
    One modelled with a scantily draped maiden, the other with a male figure, each holding a cornucopia ending with a circular drip-pan, on a circular spreading and stepped foot with trophies and volutes
    13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high


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    These candlesticks are a variant of the celebrated model by Corneille van Clève (1646-1732), the original drawings for which, traditionally given to Charles Le Brun but now thought to be by van Clève himself, are held in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Gentleman (lots 3 & 129)