Candelabra pair, French Empire gilt and patinated bronze

Metadata

Title

Candelabra pair, French Empire gilt and patinated bronze

Description

The tapering standard issuing central nozzle and three candlearms in the form of winged sea-creatures, united by chains hanging from their mouths, the triangular bases supported by winged griffins, on conforming incurved tripartite base.

Creator

Claude Galle (attributed)

Source

Private Collection

Date

1800 (circa)

Extent

H: 25 1/4, D: 7 5/8 in.

References

http://auctions.freemansauction.com/auction-lot-detail/1501/350

Provenance

Sold at Freeman's English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts Sale, 7 October 2014, lot 350, for $30,000.

Sold on behalf of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia. Likely given to the Church in the 19th century by a member of the prominent Burd-Shippen-Sims families, possibly having belonged to General Thomas Cadwalader (1779-1841). Considered to have originally been the property of Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844), the former King of Spain and Napoleon's elder brother.

Collection

Citation

Claude Galle (attributed), “Candelabra pair, French Empire gilt and patinated bronze ,” Joseph Bonaparte in America, accessed December 10, 2018, https://www.josephbonaparteinamerica.org/items/show/28.