9 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA
Each youth holding torch-form candlearms, each with accession number '70.32.34' and '70.32.35' and paper label inscribed in ink 'A-V962'
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high (2)
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These charming candelabra derive from a pattern for a clock garniture celebrating Africa by the clock-maker Jean-Simon de Verberie in his Cahier des Desseins des Pendules of 1799. The model was also popularised by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's romantic novel Paul et Virginie first published in 1787.
Ailsa Mellon Bruce.
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