The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Candelabra
  • Candelabra
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • 1790 - 1795
  • Gilt bronze, patinated bronze and marble
  • Height: 39.8 cm
    Width: 23.5 cm
  • F152
  • Reserve Vault 1
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • One of a pair (with F153) of two-light candelabra of gilt and patinated bronze and statuary marble. The very plain pedestals suggest a date at the very end of Louis XVI’s reign, or from the Revolution. Similar pairs are known, with running infants, and the pair in the Residenz in Munich is attributed to the bronze founder André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814), whose bronze manufactory was visited by Queen Caroline of Bavaria in 1809.