Important pair of neo-classical candelabras representing two young women with ancient drapes and each supporting a candlestick with seven lights.
The white marble bases are surrounded by gilded bronze and decorated with natural bronze bas-reliefs also depicting two young women in the register of Roman mythology. The white marble highlights the two large bronze figures whose details are finely sculpted, notably the drapery and the expressive faces. At the top triumph two candlesticks with seven gilded bronze winding lights finely chiseled to the bottom of the binets.
Excellent workmanship and large dimensions, signed Pradier and Susse Frères.
James Pradier was born in 1790 and deeply influenced the world of art in the 19th century. Member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Grand Prix Sculpture de Rome, many of his works can be seen in the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. He also supplied the Chamber of Deputies in 1830.
The Susse foundry enjoyed significant success under the Second Empire, it was James Pradier who in 1841 made him known his heyday thanks to his creations.
Second Empire period.
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