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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 140

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE, ROUGE GRIOTTE AND WHITE MARBLE FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY MADE FOR THE ITALIAN MARKET

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU, PATINATED BRONZE, ROUGE GRIOTTE AND WHITE MARBLE FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY MADE FOR THE ITALIAN MARKET
    Each modelled with a classically-dressed maiden holding classical urns issuing fruited vine-cast scrolled branches with feather-cast drip-pans and beaded nozzles and a central torch with berried cone finial, above a cylindrical plinth supported by three winged griffins joined by ribbon-tied swags, above a tripod base, on tooled circular feet
    31½ in. (80 cm.) high (2)


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    These impressive candelabra are closely related to a set of four candelabra, c.1785, at Pavlovsk, St. Petersburg, illustrated in Pavlovsk, The Collections, 1993, Paris, p. 190, fig. 32. Closely related examples recently to have sold at auction include a pair from the Collection of Nelson Grimaldi Seabra, Christie's, New York, 22 October 2003, lot 72, while a further pair was sold from the Valentine Collection, Christie's, New York, 21 October 2005, lot 172.

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