These candelabra bears great similarity to the toilet service and particularly the mirror, now in the Muse d'Orsay, made for the wedding of Louise-Marie-Thrse de Bourbon (1819-1864), grand-daughter of Charles X, to the prince of Lucca, future Charles III of Parma (1823-1854). This toilet service, comprising of a table, a mirror, two boxes, a ewer and basin, took six years to complete. It was designed by the architect Jacques Flix Duban, the thirty-one figures are after the drawings of Geoffroy Dechaume and Jean-Jacques Feuchres, and Froment-Meurice, the sculpture of the ornaments by Linard.
The mirror is framed by two supports made out of two large lilies intertwined with ivy and roses, against each support rest an heraldic supporter, that of Lucca and of France. These supporters represent two warriors, two angels with spread wings.
It is these supporters which strongly resemble the stems of these candelabra, which raises the question as to whether the candelabra, dated 1853 and stamped with the French export mark, were ever intended to be part of this toilet. In fact Philippe Burty in his work on Froment-Meurice published in 1883, mentioned that in 1851 'this considerable work was not yet complete'. However to this day no evidence has yet been found to support this hypothesis. The form of these supporters greatly satisfied Froment-Meurice's romantic taste and he had them copied for these candelabra.