Pair of Austrian gilt and patinated bronze six-light candelabra

£8,500

This superb pair of figurative candelabra is crafted from the finest of materials, including malachite and ormolu, in the highly ornate Charles X style.

 

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Description

The candelabra in this pair are crafted from malachite and gilt and patinated bronze in the Charles X style—the malachite veneer being a later, beneficial addition. Though the pieces date to the period of Charles X (that is, the 1820s), the candelabra were produced in Austria, making them a highly unusual example of early nineteenth century decorative art.

Each candelabrum features a stepped triangular malachite plinth, which supports a paw-footed tripod vase-like element wrought from ormolu and moulded with rich foliate detailing. This ormolu base supports the patinated bronze figurative stem of the candelabrum—one of a full-length male figure, one of a full-length female. The figurative stem of each, naturalistically rendered, supports the candelabrum head, which is modelled from ormolu and issues six lights.

Both candelabra are stamped ‘Austria’.

Details

Country of Origin
Austrian
Date of Manufacture
c. 1820s
Period
Early 19th Century
Style
Charles X, Neoclassical
Material
Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Patinated Bronze
Colour
Black, Gold, Green

Dimensions

Height
72 cm / 28.3 inches
Width
28 cm / 11 inches
Depth
28 cm / 11 inches

Reference:
15443

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