Offered by Galerie Lamy Chabolle
Decorative art from 18th to 20th century
Pair of candelabras with three arms of light.
Ormolu and patinated bronze.
Empire period, early 19th century.
H. 40 - l. 23,5 cm
These candelabras represent a woman holding two arms of light in the shape of cornucopias decorated with plant friezes. Their long dress twirling on their bare feet indicates that they are dancing and gives a beautiful vivacity to the model. Their heads, whose hair is pulled up in braids on the top of the skull, support another binnacle decorated with a laurel frieze.
The pedestal has gilded bronze applications representing another dancer as well as the thyrse, a stick topped with a pine cone around which ivy is wrapped.
These candelabras, with the symbols of the cornucopia, the dance and the thyrse, represent the attributes of Bacchus and his retinue.
45 000 €