The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Candelabrum
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • 1765 - 1770
  • Gilt bronze, steel rods and bolts
  • Height: 54 cm
    Width: 38 cm
  • F129
  • Reserve Gallery
Further Reading
  • Although this candelabra ('girandole') and its pair (F128) are neo-classical in style, they show the importance of the Louis XIV influence on the evolution of neo-classicism in France. They are of high quality, solidly cast, and precisely chased. They compare with similar two- and three-branched candelabra executed in silver by Robert-Joseph Auguste (1723-1805).