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Candelabra
  • Candelabra
  • Attributed to François Rémond (1747 - 1812)
  • France
  • 1782 - 1785
  • Gilt bronze and blue-lacquered steel
  • Height: 67.5 cm
    Width: 30.3 cm
  • F135
  • Not on display
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  • This candelabrum and its pair (F134) is attributed to François Rémond on the basis that the palm-leaf candleholders are of the same model as those on the ostrich candelabra delivered by Rémond for the ‘cabinet turc’ of the comte d’Artois, Louis XVI’s younger brother, at Versailles in 1782. The scrolling branches are also of a model associated with Rémond. Similar models, with some variations, are found in the Huntington Collection, Fontainebleau and Waddesdon Manor.
    Previous attributions to Pierre Gouthière, including at the San Donato sale of 1870 when they were bought for the 4th Marquess of Hertford, can be discounted in the light of similarities with documented models by Rémond