Pair of red marble and gilt bronze table candelabra by Barbedienne
French, 19th Century
Height 57cm, width 17cm, depth 15cm
The exceptional candelabra in this pair, by the famed maker Barbedienne, are crafted from red marble and gilt bronze in the Napoleon III style. Each candelabrum is adorned with a marble plinth base, which is raised on gilt bronze feet and supports the vase-form body of the candelabrum. This vase body is moulded in the round with low relief sculpture in a classical style. The top of the body issues five light branches, each crafted from gilt bronze and each adorned with scrolling foliate forms. The bronze is signed ‘F. Barbedienne’.