This three-light candelabra is made of patinated and gilt bronze. It was made in France in the 18th Century. It’s composed of a group of two magnificent young women dressed in classical tunics that are supporting a three candle arms. The light brackets are foliated with stems of acanthus leaves; their nozzles spring from calyxes of feathers.
The modelling of the figures is attributed to the French sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot (1743-1809) who trained in Paris and Rome at the French Academy. Boizot was specialized in decorative sculpture for clocks and lighting. In 1773 he was appointed Director of the Sculpture Studio at the Sèvres porcelain manufactory. The gilt bronze has been attributed to François Rémond (c. 1747 – 1812), one of the best regarded of bronze gilders, carvers and casters of his time, producing work that was much in demand from the royal court.
The candelabra have a circular marble base that has a gilt bronze rings and three pendant drops. The candelabra is supported on Nero Belgio marble plinth.
The large size, contrasting patination, the bronze figures with the gilt bronze branches, and the elegant contrasting bronze plinth and cream marble pedestal, suggest it was thought to be placed in the centre of a dining table or on a column to be placed at an angle or between two pieces of furniture.
Due to its large size it can be easily placed on top of a console or a table , adding elegance to any of your environments.