"Pair Of Candelabra Signed F Barbedienne XIX"Pair of XIXth candelabra in gilded bronze chiseled with three sconces signed Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE **. Bole in the form of a vase resting on a grooved circular tripod base, the three feet are chiseled with leaves, the three sconces are adorned with sinuous leafy garlands connected to the barrel and form charms under each bobèche. Original gilding some slight signs of wear. Electrification redone. ** Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE (1810-1892) founder, Parisian sculptor with his headquarters at 30 Boulevard Poissonière and his workshops at 63 rue de Lancry. participated in the Universal Exhibition in London by presenting a reduction of the doors of the Florence baptistery by GHIBERTI in 1850, the Maison BARBEDIENNE worked for the Emperor Napoleon III, notably for the Town Hall. In view of its innumerable catalogs, the BARBEDIENNE Foundry was certainly the most prolific of all the French Houses of the second half of the 19th century.