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

10.000 

France, Louis XVI period
Chased and gilt bronze

 

Category:

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.

Bibliography
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