"Empire Candlesticks"Pair of Candlesticks attributed to Deverberie. From the Empire period. Beautiful pair of candlesticks in chiseled bronze, gilded and patinated; with the foot in the shape of a black man with a crown, dressed in a fringed skirt and a shell with arrows. He is represented with one leg raised and holding in his hands a branch full of leaves and roses. The cylindrical base is in black marble with a small bronze sconce representing a goddess dressed in a draped dress; all surrounded by a ring of palmettes. Jean-Simon Deverberie (1764-1824) is one of the most important Parisian artists of the late 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century watchmaker's profession was strongly influenced by the "exotic" characters, evoking the theme in his Created the typical literature "noble wild" of the 18th century, I realize many clocks, candlesticks and candelabra called "Negritos" whose drawings are preserved in the stamping cabinet of the National Library in Paris.