Pair of Standing Candelabra

Object Details

Title:

Pair of Standing Candelabra

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Lucien-François Feuchère (French, about 1750 - 1828)

Culture:

French

Place:

Paris, France (Place created)

Date:

about 1784 - 1786

Medium:

Blued metal; gilt bronze

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Candelabra such as this pair would have been placed on a mantelpiece, a commode, or a secrétaire in a salon of a stylish Parisian townhouse.

Scholars use various decorative details to identify and precisely date an object like this. The gilt bronze figures of women with Egyptian headdresses and acanthus leaves clustered with fruit and flowers are of the same form as the mounts on three Chinese porcelain vases now in the Musée du Louvre. The aunts of Louis XVI, princesses Adélaïde and Victoire, ordered these vases from the marchand-mercier François-Charles Darnault in 1786 for their château of Bellevue. The candelabra may have been produced at the same time.

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