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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 123

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU PATINATED-BRONZE AND INCARNAT TURQUIN MARBLE FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS REMOND, CIRCA 1785

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU PATINATED-BRONZE AND INCARNAT TURQUIN MARBLE FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS REMOND, CIRCA 1785
    Each with central naturalistically modelled poppy stem and flowering nozzle flanked by four further spirally-fluted nozzles, with stiff-leaf domed drip-pans and nozzles, issuing from a a berried foliate-wrapped collar the turned spreading body with pearled acanthus above a berried acanthus cup, with spirally-fluted shaft wrapped with a serpent, supported on three ram's headed monopodiae supports joined by a collar on a concave-sided triangular plinth with satyr masks on turned tapering feet, the additional removable drip-pans associated, one marble body with old repairs
    34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide


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    The authorship for this model of candelabra can be firmly attributed to the ciseleur-doreur François Rémond. While no clearly identifiable pairs of this model are recorded in the daybooks of the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre, who worked closely with the latter, they are without doubt the result of a collaboration between Rémond and Daguerre, as they re-use numerous elements that are known to be the fruits of their continuous collaboration in the 1780s.

    In their overall form these candelabra most closely recall the model represented as lot 121 in the Wildenstein sale at Christie's, London, 14-15 December 2005. This was probably first mentioned in 1783 when Rémond supplied the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre with a pair of candelabra à trépied portant huit Lumières Et six sphinx, at the huge cost of 5,000 livres - covering not only the cost of casting and chasing the candelabra, but also of casting and chasing the main models which were then to remain the property of Daguerre.

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    Provenance

    Acquired 10 March 1906.