The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Candelabra
  • Candelabra
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1860
  • Gilt bronze and marble
  • Height: 63.1 cm
    Width: 19.5 cm
  • F150
  • Reserve Vault 3
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • This candlestick and its pair (F151) were in the collection of the 4th Marquess of Hertford by 1865, when he lent them to the Musée Rétrospectif where they were described as being from Louis XVI's reign. They were, however, more likely to have been made in the nineteenth century, suggested both by the design of the figures (which do not have any specifically bacchic features) and by certain technical details.