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Pair of Candelabra
Designed by Filippo Pelagio Palagi (Italian, 1775 - 1860)
about 1830 - 1840
Fluted Doric columns on rectangular pedestals molded with
In 1832, the celebrated Bolognese designer Filippo Pelagio Palagi was selected by King Carlo Alberto of Savoy to redecorate a number of rooms in several of his palaces. The formal style of these candlesticks is in keeping with other metal objects and furniture designed by Palagi, so scholars assume that these pieces originally formed part of the decor of one of palaces.