"Pair Of Candlesticks With Arms Of The Marquis Of Cornulier"Pair of candlesticks, chiseled and gilded bronze, fused into three parts for the stem and one for the base, eighteenth century. (H x D): 25 x 14 cm. The stag surmounted by an ermine mark is the coat of arms of the house of Cornulier, a family from Nantes. The headdress that dominates the crown placed on the coat of arms of alliance is to associate with the functions of parliamentarians of the family. According to the tradition reported by Du Haillan, historiographer under Henry III, the house Cornulier, often spelled Cornille, would be issued in juveigneurie Grégoire de Cornillé, Sr de la Bichetière, skilled deer hunter, to which the Duke John IV of Brittany changed the weapons around 1380. Claude de Cornulier (1633-1700), advisor to Louis XIV, president of the Parliament of Brittany moved to the castle of Plessis-de-Vair in 1664. There is made marquis of Châteaufremont in 1683 on royal order, this which explains the presence of a marquis crown on the arms of typically eighteenth form engraved at the base of the torches. These torches seem to have been made around 1700 and after. Also, it is more likely that they were made for his descendants and belonged to him at least until the Revolution: Toussaint de Cornulier, president of the Parliament of Brittany. Cahrles René de Cornulier, President of the Parliament of Brittany. Louis Auguste de Cornulier (1778-1843), Vendean chief, colonel and knight of Saint-Louis etc.