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Thomire-Duterme & Cie - Pair of vestals candelabras
Thomire-Duterme & Cie - Pair of vestals candelabras  - Lighting Style Empire
Ref : 93218
9 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Ormolu and patinated bronze
Dimensions :
H. 23.82 inch
Galerie Lamy Chabolle

Decorative art from 18th to 20th century

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Thomire-Duterme & Cie - Pair of vestals candelabras

Thomire-Duterme & Co.
Pair of candelabras with vestals.
Ormolu, chased and patinated bronze.
Circa 1810.

On a patinated bronze base decorated with ormolu appliques representing alternating torches and vestals, other vestals support a sphere. It carries three arms of light composed of a wolf's head spitting out a foliage motif on which rests the binet. A shaft finished by a binet surmounts the sphere. 
This pair of candelabras is based on the vestal with crossed arms model created for a series of pairs of torches delivered by Thomire-Duterme to the palace of Fontainebleau in 1809 and destined for the small apartment of the Empress. 
The wolf heads that spit out the arms of light represent an uncommon motif that has also been attributed to Thomire. 

Galerie Lamy Chabolle


Candleholder & Candelabra Empire