Merry Christmas and a happy NewYear 2020!
This large, exceptional ormolu pair of Empire period candelabras, made ca. 1815 really gives a festive glow to every kind of ambiance: the candelabras feature winged female personifications of Victory standing on bronze globes bears five scrolling branches modelled as cornucopia with removable nozzles which are held aloft by the winged female figures.
The pair of candelabras is based on a design by the French architect, interior decorator and designer Charles Percier (1764 – 1838), which he invented for the boudoir of Josephine Bonaparte at St.Cloud 1802. A pair of candelabras very similar to the one offered here was executed by the famous bronze-maker Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) – the outstanding quality of sculpting, chiseling and gilding displayed in our pair of candelabras allow them to be attributed to the workshop of Thomire.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year we hope to welcome you again in our Berlin gallery in 2018. Yours sincerely, Jakob F. Müller