Palatial Pair of French Empire Style Candelabra after Thomire
The candelabra are of gilt and patinated bronze of very high quality. They are basically deisgned/constructed in three sections. The middle section; the patinated central vases have twin handles in the form of decorative winged cupids, the front of the vase has a large gilded bronze mount of a winged cupid riding a lion/dolphin. The ‘lid’ of the vase supports seven swirling candle arms around a central stem topped with a flame. The elaborate base of the vase rests on a further very elaborate rectangular base with winged lions at each corner.
It is hard to imagine a more elaborate and grandiose example of the French Empire decorative arts. Made in France likely in the early 20thC.