Pair of Second Empire period candelabra
French, c. 1860
Height 52cm, width 23cm, depth 16cm
Each candelabrum in this pair, wrought in the charming Second Empire style from patinated metal, features a central shaped column raised above a tripartite base. Demonstrating the fecundity of the Rococo Revival style popular during the Second Empire, the central column is adorned with berries, leaves, and a putto. Each candelabrum features three scrolled branches, each of which terminates in a gilt metal candle holder.