The complex design of these candelabra incorporates revived Baroque and Rococo elements common to some of the most innovative silver designs of the Regency era. This pair of candelabra, dating to 1809, is a very early example of the model and predates examples by Paul Storr and William Elliott. The most elaborate version of this design, a set of three- seven- and eight-light candelabra dating to 1813, is illustrated in M. Penzer, Paul Storr, 1954, pl. XLIII. A suite of two smaller candelabra and one larger candelabrum, by William Pitts, dating to 1814 and 1817 sold at Christie's, New York, 17 October, 1996, lot 160.