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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CANDLESTICKS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY CLAUDE GALLE

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CANDLESTICKS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY CLAUDE GALLE
    Each with a stiff-leaf cast drip-pan and part-gadrooned nozzle, above a tapering faceted shaft and paw feet, with foliate-cast circular base
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) high; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter (2)


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    These candelabra derive from a model by foremost bronzier Claude Galle (1759-1815). A related pair of candlesticks executed by the latter circa 1810 is in the Grand Trianon, Versailles (ill. in H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I., p.327, fig. 5.1.8).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE