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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 245

    A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA

    CIRCA 1795

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF DIRECTOIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH CANDELABRA
    CIRCA 1795
    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.

    Provenance

    Ailsa Mellon Bruce.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUNDS OF CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, PITTSBURGH (LOTS 237-248)