A Pair of candle holder with roughened flutes embellished with oak leaves frieze

France, Louis XVI period
Chased and gilt bronze



France, Louis XVI period
Chased and gilt bronze

Each candle is constituted by a roughened flute with asparagus, separated from the base with deeper flutes, ending with leaves. The nozzles are bulging, fluted, emerging from a foliated beam. The bobeche is surrounded by a laurel garland and an oak leaves garland flanks the top of the shaft and the base.

A sober and elegant neoclassical example
This pair of candle holder with delicate chiselling is a good example of the vocabulary in vogue during the Louis XVI period. It combines a refined shape multiplying the references to antique architecture such as roughened flutes and vase-shaped nozzles with elegant oak leaves friezes.

Hans Ottomeyer, Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen: die Bronzenarbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, München, Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1986.
Pierre Verlet, Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, Picard, 1987.

Good overall condition.

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 15 × 30 cm