Claude Galle (1759-1815)
Pair of candlesticks.
This pair of candlesticks shows a claw foot resting on a base with palmettes firezes. The fluted shaft bears antique masks and the binet is similar to the one on a pair of candlesticks delivered by Claude Galle in 1807 to the palace of Fontainebleau.
Bibliography: J.P. Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, p. 172, fig. 151.
For an identical model, see the Artcurial sale of 18 June 2013, lot 161.