The Wallace Collection

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Candlestick
  • Candlestick
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1845
  • Gilt bronze
  • Height: 31.9 cm
    Diameter: 17.6 cm, base
  • F23
  • Reserve Vault 3
Commentary
Further Reading
  • This candlestick and its pair (F22) are mid-nineteenth-century castings, as is clear from the lathe-turning of the undersides of the bases and teh electro-gilding. The chasing of the various elements is of differing quality. They appear not to be copies of a Louis XIV model, but hybrid in their derivation, maybe using Louis XIV and Louis XVI inspirations.