Property from the California Historical Society
A magnificent and monumental pair of Louis XVI style gilt and patinated bronze figural nineteen light candelabra emblematic of "War" and "Peace"
Louis-Auguste Alfred Beurdeley (1808-1883)
Paris, circa 1860
The first allegorical of War modeled as two putti flanking shield emblazoned with Apollo's mask, seated beneath military trophy; the second allegorical of Peace with two putti, one holding sheaf of wheat and sickle with plow below, the other raising floral cornucopia beneath musical trophy, each before leaf standard issuing leafy bouquet terminating in berried leaf wax pans and vasiform cups, internally incised BY.
height 67in (170cm); greatest diameter 35in (89cm)