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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU, BRONZE AND GRIOTTE MARBLE FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA, each with a draped bare-breasted female figure supporting twin torches with everted tops with central fluted, baluster, shaped, lotus-cast shaft surmounted by lotus-cast turned scrolled branches with stiff-leaf nozzles and turned drip-pans, on a stepped griotte marble plinth base centred by a mount of Cupid and Psyche, on lotus-edged square base

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A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU, BRONZE AND GRIOTTE MARBLE FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA, each with a draped bare-breasted female figure supporting twin torches with everted tops with central fluted, baluster, shaped, lotus-cast shaft surmounted by lotus-cast turned scrolled branches with stiff-leaf nozzles and turned drip-pans, on a stepped griotte marble plinth base centred by a mount of Cupid and Psyche, on lotus-edged square base
31in. (79cm. ) high (2)

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Cf. Carlton House
Related figurina vestals designed in the Antique manner appear on a chandelier designed by Charles Percier in 1798 and illustrated in his Récuil des Décorations intérieures, 1801 (see H. Ottomeyer/P. Pröschel et.al Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol I, p.358, fig. 5.11.1
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