A similar pair of candelabra was acquired in 1803 by Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh, 2nd Bt (1754-1846) from the fashionable Parisian art firm of Martin-Eloi Lignereux in order to redecorate the rooms of Uppark House, Sussex, in the French Empire style.
Flanking an Apollo clock on a base made of the same red griotte marble, the Uppark candelabra formed a garniture de cheminee (see C. Rowell, 'French Furniture at Uppark, Furniture History', 2007, pp. 267-292, figs 5 and 4). A similar garniture with a mantel clock featuring the figure of Apollo and a pair of flanking candelabra, each on verde antico bases, was owned by the Prince of Wales, later George IV, who similarly bought from Lignereux. Both clocks have been attributed to the leading French bronzier Pierre-Philippe Thomire and it is likely that Lignereux had commissioned the flanking pairs of candelabra from the same renowned workshop.