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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 148

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU, PATINATED-BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE FIGURAL FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    OF LOUIS XVI STYLE, CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU, PATINATED-BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE FIGURAL FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    OF LOUIS XVI STYLE, CIRCA 1860
    46 ¾ in. (119 cm.) high; 13 ½ in. (34 cm.) wide, the candelabra;
    21 in. (53 cm.) high; 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) square, the pedestals


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    The Bergsten Collection of old master pictures, European furniture, sculpture and works of art was formed between circa 1900 and 1950 by Karl Bergsten (1869-1953), known as Consul General Bergsten, who furnished his Stockholm mansion in the manner of an 18th Century Grand Tourist connoisseur. The collection which Karl and Dagmar Bergsten assembled their works of art, and included a magnificent pair of mosaic top tables from Palazzo Borghese and a superb Louis XVI commode by Pierre Garnier, which were sold at Christie's, London, 23 June 1999, lots 50 and 100.

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    Provenance

    Alfred Berg, Stockholm, sold Bukowski's, 3/4 March 1922, lot 197.
    Consul General Karl Bergsten (d. 1953).
    Thence by descent.
    Christies, London, 7 July 2005, lot 364.


    Exhibited

    National Museet, Stockcholm, 9 May-2 June 1941.