Pair of tall ormolu and patinated bronze candlesticks, Empire production by Claude Galle (one of the most talented French bronzemaker working under Louis XVI and Empire periods), early 19th century circa 1806-1807.
Rich palms decoration on the base, candlesticks held by lion paws, antique women busts on the upper part, vase-shaped bobeches.
Top-of-the range quality, much finely executed ; they are made of 15 independant pieces (quality indicator), mercury gilt bronze (ormolu) with a matt and shiny finish.
Rare collector in excellent condition, including a very fresh gilt.
Height : 32.5cm
Diameter : 15.8cm
Price : on request