Two Neoclassical early 19th century malachite and gilt bronze candelabra
French, c. 1830
Dimensions: Height 68cm, diameter 25cm
This superb pair of Charles X period candelabra is designed in the distinct Neoclassical style, crafted from ormolu and a later malachite veneer. Each candelabrum features three scrolled ormolu feet, which support a circular malachite base. From this base springs the stem of the candelabrum, moulded in the shape of nude putti who hold up a malachite shaft. The top of each candelabrum features five light branches, formed as ormolu oil lamps. These are also draped with gilt bronze chains and surmounted with an ornate finial.