Pair of Egyptian style bronze candelabra on malachite bases


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These extremely large candelabra, standing at 132cm in height, showcase some fine bronze work in the Egyptian Revival, or Empire style, which developed at the beginning of the 19th Century.

Each candelabrum has six lights, which issue from scrolling ormolu arms, decorated with scrolls and acanthus leaves.

The gilt bronze lights are supported by two patinated bronze full-length Egyptian figures, which are finely detailed all over, with particularly impressive rendering of their drapery and headdresses. One figure is male, and is shown holding a curved rod in one hand and two horse figures on a plinth in the other. The other figure is female, and holds a splendid gilt bronze staff and a pharaoh figure on a plinth in either hand. The patinated bronze figures are further decorated with subtle gilt highlights, such as the gold-coloured earring on the female figure.

The two figures stand on square ormolu plinths, set on stepped malachite bases. The bases feature ormolu mounts to each side, in the form of Egyptian-style busts, typical of the Empire style.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th Century
Egyptian Revival, Empire
Bronze, Malachite, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Patinated Bronze
Black, Gold, Green


132 cm / 52 inches
43 cm / 16.9 inches
43 cm / 16.9 inches


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