19 March 2009
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT AND PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
CAST BY FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE AFTER THE MODELS BY ALEXANDRE FALGUIERE AND PAUL DUBOIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Each signed FALGUIERE and P. DUBOIS respectively and inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR.
41¼ in. (105 cm.) high (2)
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These figural torchères are reductions of the pair exhibited by Barbedienne at the 1867 Exposition Universelle and subsequently installed at the Château de Compiègne as part of the refurbishments undertaken by Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie.
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