H: 41.5 in / 105 cmDescription
An August Pair of Napoleon III Silvered and Gilt Bronze Candelabra
Rising from sumptuous scrolling ormolu tripod bases incorporating a slate support and exquisite military regalia; the chivalrous men, one holding a sword and the other his axe, posing in a noble contrapposto fashion; their armour, faces, and helmets decorated to the highest degree of detail and showing marked differences between the two knights. The seven clustered ormolu branches decorated with further military regalia including axes, swords, and flails, and terminating in a swallowtail emblematic flag.
French, circa 1870