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A pair of Regency gilt plaster and bronze candelabra

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A pair of Regency gilt plaster and bronze candelabra

BY G.D.GIANNELLI, CIRCA 1809

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A pair of Regency gilt plaster and bronze candelabra By G.D.Giannelli, Circa 1809 The branches suspended with faceted glass nozzles suspended with pendants, each bearing different inscriptions Publish as the act Direct July the 14 1809 By G.D.Giannelli and Publish as the act Direct by G.D.Giannelli August 24. 1809, mounted on white marble plinths 10¾in. (27.5cm.) wide (2)
Literature
Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett, Lighting in the Domestic Interio, Renaissance to Art Nouveau, Sotheby's Publication 1991, page 161, fig. 545.
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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Giovanni Domenico and his brother Giovanni Battista were members of an Italian sculpting family, active in London from the last quarter of the eighteenth century. The brothers worked from 33 Cock Lane, Snow Hill, London. Giovanni Domenico studied at the Copenhagen Academy winning gold and silver medals between 1797 and 1799. In 1801 he applied for a permit to go to England where he exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1809 and 1814.
Desmond Fitzgerald A Sheraton designed bookcase and the Giannellis, V.& A. Bulletin 4, no.1 (1968) pp.9-16.
Timothy Clifford The Plaster Shops of the Rococo and Neo-Classical era in Britain, Journal of the History of Collections 4, No.1 (1992) pp.39-65.

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