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    Sale 7569

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    CAST BY HENRY PICARD, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    CAST BY HENRY PICARD, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled with three cherub monopodia, holding doves and joined by floral garlands, supporting an amphora with floral finial issuing a central candelabrum and three scrolled branches terminating in vine-leaf drip-pans and foliate nozzles, on a tripod stepped plinth base with scroll feet, stamped H. PICARD and variously numbered
    33½ in. (85 cm.) high (2)


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    The Parisian fondeur and doreur Henri Picard was based at 6 rue Jarente in 1831, moving to 10 rue de la Perle in 1839 where he remained until 1864. His firm worked on the petits appartements of Emperor Napolon III at the Louvre, and was known for its fine quality production of pièces de table and garnitures de cheminée.

    A pair of candelabra of this model are shown atop a commode by François Linke in a cliché reproduced in C. Payne. François Linke, 1855-1946 - The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003 (p. 211, pl. 230).

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