An impressive pair of Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural six light candelabra after a model by Gérard-Jean Galle possibly Baltic, circa 1820

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Lot 561W
An impressive pair of Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural six light candelabra
after a model by Gérard-Jean Galle
possibly Baltic, circa 1820

Sold for US$ 56,250 inc. premium
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An impressive pair of Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural six light candelabra
after a model by Gérard-Jean Galle
possibly Baltic, circa 1820
Modeled as Minerva and Mars, the bases with military standards to sides with initials EF over 100, raised on later parcel gilt and ebonized pedestals.
height of candelabra 39 3/4in (101cm); height of pedestals 41 1/4in (104.5cm)

Footnotes

  • This pair of candelabra relates to similar pairs supplied by Gérard-Jean Galle to the Royal Palace in Stockholm (see H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Vol. I, Munich, 1986, p. 396, fig. 5.18.8) and the Russian Imperial collections at the Palace of Pavlovsk (see Alexeieva V. Alexeieva, Pavlovsk, The Collections, 1993, Paris, p. 191, figs. 37 and 39). Comparable candelabra sold most recently from the collection of Ariane Dandois, Vol. I, Sotheby's New York, 25th October 2007, lot 1 and Sotheby's London, 12 May 2015, lot 79.
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An impressive pair of Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural six light candelabra after a model by Gérard-Jean Galle possibly Baltic, circa 1820
An impressive pair of Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural six light candelabra after a model by Gérard-Jean Galle possibly Baltic, circa 1820
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