Important and rare centerpiece candelabra with four removable lights in finely chiseled bronze and gilded with mercury. Model with tripod base finished with lion claws. Above, the baluster shaft is adorned with a frieze of palm leaves and grooves and supports a gadrooned basin from which a bouquet of four lights in the shape of a horn of plenty. Exceptional quality of mercury gilding with double shiny and matt patina. Very good state of conservation. Work by Pierre Philippe Thomire in Paris around 1820 after drawings by Charles Percier and Pierre Léonard Fontaine. Height: 51 cm; Diameter: 42 cm
Similar candelabra in pairs including one stamped "Thomire in Paris" sale Sotheby's New York March 30, 2011 Lot 348 ($ 34,375) Very similar model but with six lights in the collections of the Château de la Malmaison. Very close drawing for the base and the shaft in the collection of interior decoration by Percier and Fontaine.
28 000 €
28 000 €