These impressive candelabra cum brûle-parfum derive from a celebrated model of circa 1770 by Parisian bronzier Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (1719-1791), as discussed by J.D. Augarde in 'Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain, Bronzier 1719-1791', L'Objet d'Art, December 1996). Both Augarde and Ottomeyer & Pröschel suggest that this model was probably inspired by Saint-Germain's first cousin Jean-Louis Prieur (H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, p.167), who is recorded as having executed related works for King Stanislas II Augustus of Poland.
Closely related examples include a virtually identical candelabra by Saint-Germain of c. 1770 (ill. Op. Cit., fig. 3.4.7), and a further pair sold at Sotheby's, New York, 22 May 1997, lot 126.