"French Louis XVI Period, Rare Pair Of Patinated And Gilded Candlesticks Circa 1780"French Louis XVI Period, Rare Pair of patinated and Gilded Candlesticks Circa 1780.
Unique pair of finely chiseled mercury-gilt and patinated bronze candlesticks depicting antique female maidens, resting on gilt-bronze and, Sienna and Carrara marble bases.
Beautiful and rare French work, late-18th-century, Louis XVI period, circa 1780.
In fine original condition.
Dimensions: Height 14.96 In. - D 5.11 In.
The French Marchand-Mercier sold these gorgeous candlesticks. They characterized in the Encyclopédie as «Sellers of everything, makers of nothing.» This corporation considered the noblest and most excellent of all the Corporations of Merchants.
Our Candelabras would have their place in a Decorative Arts Museum or a serious collection of French antiques of this period.