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A pair of French ormolu, silvered, blue-metal, onyx and griotte marble five-light chinoiserie candelabra

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A pair of French ormolu, silvered, blue-metal, onyx and griotte marble five-light chinoiserie candelabra
Late 19th Century
Each with central stem with four elephant masks supporting four geometric-shaped branches decorated with tree blossom, above an onyx stem with pierced collar and a pair of dog of fo drop handles above an entwined stylised dragon, on pierced circular base with four supports, above an inset onyx platform and pierced foot, on stepped griotte marble base, fitted for electricity, with eight etched and gilt decorated shades
The candelabra: 90¾in. (230.5cm.) high overall inc. griotte marble base
The Griotte base: 8¾in. (22cm.) high; 17¾in. (45cm.) square (2)

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The present pair of torchères manifest the indulgence of French decorative art in the taste of the Orient taken to its highest level in the closing years of the 19th century.
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