The original model for the present candelabra (girandoles à sphinx et têtes de beliers) is firmly attributed to André-Charles Boulle by Jean Nérée Ronfort (see André-Charles Boulle: die Bronzearbeiten und seine Werkstatt im Louvre in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. II, pp. 459-520), made after a design by Jean Bérain. Ronfort states that two versions are known, with either four or five candle-branches. Examples of early 18th century pairs are in the collections at Warwick Castle and Waddesdon Manor.