Pair of Neoclassical style ormolu mounted malachite candelabra


This impressive pair of candelabra, wrought from beautiful malachite and glistening ormolu, demonstrates the very best of the French Neoclassical style.


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This pair of large candelabra is crafted from malachite and ormolu, or gilt bronze, in the Neoclassical style.

Each candelabrum features an urn-form malachite body, the rounded belly of which is supported by three ormolu legs above a trefoil base. Each curved leg terminates in a hoof foot and culminates in a faun-form grotesque mask. From the underside of the malachite body hangs a pinecone ormolu drop finial.

The waisted neck of each malachite body supports a fragment of an ormolu fluted column, the lower section of which is wrapped in a laurel wreath, while the upper portion supports the springing point of the candelabrum’s branches. Each candelabrum features thirteen light branches: one central branch and twelve flared branches arranged in a single tier about it. Each of the branches is ornately formed, the curved shape of which is adorned with superb scrolled foliate motifs. Each branch culminates in a single candleholder above a drip pan.

This pair of candelabra can be paired with a conforming pair of pedestals found here.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th Century
Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Gold, Green


122 cm / 48 inches
60 cm / 23.6 inches


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