Rare pair of large bronze candlesticks finely chiseled and gilded with mercury. The bases with palmette friezes surmounted by lion claws, the cylindrical quiver shafts surmounted by three busts of women with antique haircuts. The socket-shaped sockets are decorated with two friezes. Original mercury gilding with a matt and shiny double patina.
(wear on the drums)
The two torches are electrified and mounted as desk lamps. The Flambeaux, Parisian work from the Empire period around 1810 attributable to the master foundry carver Claude Galle (1752-1815) Height: Flambeaux: 26 cm; With lampshade: 54 cm Diameter: 13 cm Claude Galle delivers several models with cut sides topped with female busts and finished with feet for the imperial furniture store. It offers many variations of this flagship model in its production, alternating busts of Diana or Egyptians. In 1813 a very close pair, with the same faces, feet and decoration of palmettes, is inventoried in the library of the Empress at the Elysée Palace.
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