21 June 2012
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND GRANITO ROSSO THREE-BRANCH CANDELABRA
LATE 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY RUSSIAN
Each with urn-form body with laurel swags issuing interlaced leaf-wrapped scrolling arms, one inscribed in black ink 7844 inside of base
23¾ in. (60.5 cm.) high (2)
Collection Comtesse Yvonne de Ganay, Paris, until 1930.
The Marquise de Rosanbo, New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 13 November 1964, lot 269.
A European Collection; Christie's, New York, 20 May 1998, lot 45.
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