French or Russian Empire Gilt Bronze Candelabra
Our pair of gilt bronze candelabra are finely sculpted, cast and gilded in the Empire style. Each 14 by 9 by 9 inches.
They feature faceted columnar standards, round bases with repeating palmette motifs, and three arms featuring classical masks, circular drip pans, candle holders with anthemion designs and their original bobeches.
Their faceted standards and use of anthemions and palmettes were features found in the designs of Andrei Schreiber (1777-1843) of St. Petersburg, circa 1800. The artist modelled some works after the original designs of the French Empire period designer, Claude Galle (1758-1815), and the distinguishing characteristics of our pair (faceted columnar standards, masks and repeating anthemions) can be seen in Galle's designs. See lot 168 of Christie's sale 7745 in London on July 9, 2009, for a similar pair of faceted ormolu bronze candlesticks attributed to Schreiber.
There is rubbing wear, oxidation, scratches and residual wax from use.
( French Louis XV XVI Empire style dore gilt russe chandelier paire des flambeaux d'epoque empire )