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A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU  SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
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A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA

ATTRIBUTED TO THOMIRE ET CIE.

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A PAIR OF RESTAURATION ORMOLU SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Attributed to Thomire et Cie.
Each with central feathered and Vitruvian-scroll enriched trumpet stem flanked by two tiers of three scrolling branches issuing from a leaf-cup, the gadrooned tazza above a foliate cup and reeded spreading circular stem, on monopodiae supports with seated winged putti, on a concave-fronted triangular plinth base, drilled for electricity, one with handwritten paper label inscribed pr candel abras, with ivory pleated silk shades
34¼in. (86.5cm.) high, excluding shades (2)
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The torcheres, with stepped tripod-altar plinths, have their palm-flowered and acanthus-wrapped pillars supported by 'Apollo' griffin 'claws' in the 'Roman candelabrum' manner. The latter provide perches for Cupid, whose guardian pose recalls the Louis Quatorze fashion promoted by the Parisian goldsmith Claude Ballin (d.1678). A related pair of candelabra, lacking figures, bear the stamp of the celebrated bronzier Pierre-Philippe Thomire. (d.1843), whose firm was known after 1819 as Thomire et Cie.
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