Pair of French Louis XVI Style Marble Pedestal Torchiere
PAIR OF NEOCLASSICAL WHITE MARBLE AND GILT BRONZE CANDELABRA
Likely French, circa early 20th century
Item # 803KMG14Q
This unusually excellent pair of seven-light candelabra are a powerful strikepoint for the interior, each with a series of crystals hanging from chaotic plumes of brass branches, smaller crystals hanging around the drip-catch of each stem. This pair have always been electrified and were designed as such, presenting beautifully in the warm glow of electrified “candlelight”. Years of polishing and cleaning has allowed the metal content of the castings to come forward, as originally these would likely have all had the same golden wash; the urns have a higher copper content in the brass, lending a certain rose-gold hue, particularly to one urn. The casting quality is excellent throughout, each pedestal mounted with a ram’s head at each corner with a necklace of laurel leaves flanking garland drapes. Crafted during the first quarter of the 20th century, they are a product of the Belle Epoque period with clean Neoclassical lines that borrow heavily from the Louis XVI motifs of a century earlier. They are a rare and exceptional find that make a dramatic presentation in the classical interior.
Note: these are heavy and fragile objects; they will be shipped in many disassembled sections to make sure the elements are protected - it will take some time to unpack, put everything together and hang the crystals upon receipt.
Measurements: 15 1/2” W x 14” D x 50” H
One panel missing beading. Missing a few crystals, a few crystals with light chipping. Some later strands of wire for attaching crystals. Outward flares of roping around urns drooping on two ends. Minor chips, wear and discoloration to the marble stands. Old wiring - the lights work beautifully but we always recommend you have the wiring inspected by a professional.