"Ravrio (1759-1814) Pair Of Candlesticks Directory Eighteenth"Pair of candlesticks late eighteenth Empire Directoire style. According to reference attached model attributed to André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814) in finely chiseled bronze and gilt (aspect vermeil). Elegant neoclassical decor with a stylized faceted quiver, high chiseled part of a frieze of greeks, middle part in leafed ring, circular base with palmettes adorned with a beautiful monogram interlaced LM engraved. Beautiful state of conservation, dimensions: 27.5 cm high X 12 cm in diameter. We can compare our candlesticks with two similar pairs, in gilded bronze, delivered by Ravrio in 1809 for the living room of the 3rd Minister's Accomodation No. 5, Minister's wing, at the Palace of Fontainebleau. Bibliography: "National Museum of the Castle of Fontainebleau, Catalog of furniture collections, Pendulums and bronzes of furniture entered under the First Empire", Jean-Pierre Samoyault, Tours 1989, RMN Ed., P.197. Note that these two pairs of candlesticks from the Trianon before passing through the Royal Palace and the Hotel de la Présidence were respectively auctioned at Guillaume Le Floc'h in Paris (result: 4000 €) another in a state very average presented at Osenat at Fontainebleau (result: 2200).