A really magnificent Empire pair of candlesticks in gilt copper.
You will recognize the palmettes on the base, which we find on other models created by Claude Galle.
The octagonal barrel in the shape of quiver with cut sides is surmounted by three heads of Diane capped with the crescent of Moon. The presence of Diana, to ensure the light once Apollo disappeared, has all its meaning on torches.
This model was designed and made by Claude Galle in 1808 for the Empress Josephine's Bedroom at the Palais de Compiègne. As with any Crown order, this model was made in very limited numbers and reserved for the elite of the time. The chiselling quality is also much more worked than on the "commercial" models of Galle.
Condition Report: Traces of use on gilding
Delevery information :
The shipping and customs charges are free of charge for all destinations in Europe for objects of more than 2,000 euros and furniture pieces of more than 5,000 euros.
The art pieces are shipped by post, the furniture is delivered by us or by companies like Arbore (Rhone Valley) and SHIP ANTIQUES (rest of France and Europe)
A wooden box is made for each article. For especially fragile furniture pieces, we produce customized boxes.
Price : on request
4 800 €