The candelabra are conceived in the French/antique fashion. Their conjoined 'Ceres' cornucopiae derive from a Roman architrave popularised by G.B. Piranesi's, Della Magnificenze ed Architettura de' Romani, Rome 1761 (pl.17); while their tripod-altars are inspired by an antiquity once displayed at Albano and now in the Vatican Museum (G.B. Piranesi, Antichitá d'Albano, Rome 1764, pl.8.). The bacchic vine-wreathed tripod's pattern derives from an antiquity in the Musée Napoleon (now Louvre) illustrated in H. Moses, A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterae, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi etc., London, 1814 (pl.77.). The candelabra, with their Grecian palm-flowered plinths, also relate to a pattern for a stand illustrated in T. Hope's, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1807, (pl.21.).