Pair of candelabra

Pair of candelabra
Paris, circa 1780-1790
patinated bronze and gilt bronze
Candelabra were usually placed in pairs on the mantelpiece and on the console table against the opposite wall. The ornate gilt bronze decoration of these three-branch candelabra is characteristic of both the Louis XVI style and the new interest in Antiquity that emerged in the 1790s and triumphed under the Empire.
inv. 33823 A et B

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ALEXIS GODILLOT bequest, 1938