Pair of Napoleon III period patinated metal candelabra

£2,200

This superb pair of candelabra dates from the period of Napoleon III, with each piece designed in the wonderfully ornate and eclectic style of that time.

 

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Description

This beautiful pair of candelabra is crafted from patinated and gilt metal in the eclectic Napoleon III style, its influences ranging from the Baroque to the Neoclassical. The present pair demonstrate elements of the Rococo Revival, particularly in the inclusion of putti and the rich foliate casting evident throughout.

Each candelabrum is raised on an ornately shaped trefoil base, from which springs the shaped central column. This column is richly detailed with berries, foliage, and other motifs, most strikingly the grasping putto. Each column supports three foliate S-scroll branches, each branch terminating in a single candleholder, the leafy top of which is gilt. The central column of each candelabrum culminates in a blind candleholder tipped with a floral finial.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1860
Period
19th Century
Style
Napoleon III, Rococo
Material
Patinated Metal
Colour
Black, Gold, Grey, Metallic

Dimensions

Height
52 cm / 20.5 inches
Width
23 cm / 9.1 inches
Depth
16 cm / 6.3 inches

Reference:
011886

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