Pair of candlesticks.
Height 32 cm
Decorated with friezes of palmettes, laurel and foliage, these candlesticks adopt a neo-Greek decorative repertoire, in vogue during the Empire period.
A similar pair of candlesticks was delivered in 1809 by Thomire-Duterme & Cie for the small apartment of the Empress in Fontainebleau. They have the same baluster shape with a fluted base, as well as the vase-shaped bobeche on top of a smooth shaft and a round foot.
Bibliography : P. 189, fig. 175. Pendulums and furniture bronzes from the First Empire under the First Empire, Musée national du Château de Fontainebleau, Catalogue des collections de mobilier, RMN, 1989.