Claude Galle - Pair Of Baluster Candlesticks Or Torches - Rich Gilding - Empire Period flag

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"Claude Galle - Pair Of Baluster Candlesticks Or Torches - Rich Gilding - Empire Period"
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Claude Galle (attributed to)
Pair of candlesticks or torches
Gilt bronze (7 elements)
Dimensions : H. 25,5 ; D. 12,2(cm.)
Paris, circa 1810

An unusual pair of candlesticks. They stand on a base decorated with a frieze of alternating palmettes and arrows. The shaft rests on a tripod antropomorph surmounted by gaudrons. The baluster is adorned with a frieze echoing the terrace. The binnacles are truly unusual.

This pair is close to a form and stylistic elements favoured by the merchant-bronzier Claude Galle and found in abundance in imperial palaces, notably Saint Cloud and Fontainebleau.

Claude Galle
He can be considered one of the most important bronzemakers of the late eighteenth century and especially of the Empire. He initially worked with Antoine-André Ravrio and Jean Hauré. These collaborations soon enabled him to participate in the creation of bronzes for the French Crown. Orders resumed under the Consulate, when he became one of the main suppliers to the Garde-meuble "consulaire", in competition with Pierre-Philippe Thomire. He delivered a great deal of inventive bronze furniture to the châteaux of Compiègne and Fontainebleau. His work had a certain posterity, inspiring a number of French bronziers who worked in his style, as well as foreigners such as Andreï Voronikhin (1759-1814) and Friedrich Bergenfeldt (1768-1822).

Condition report: cleaned, some wear to the gilding, one nut removed.
Price: 1 400 €
Period: 19th century
Style: Consulat, Empire
Condition: Good condition

Material: Bronze

Reference: 1264234
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