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18th Century Russian Figural Bronze Candelabra

US$74,500per set


The epitome of Russian craftsmanship, this majestic and incredibly rare pair of candelabra would have been fit for the Czar. These superb Louis XVI style figural bronze candelabra were created in the Neoclassical taste that permeated Russia during the late 18th century. The chiselled gilt bronze work is in a class all its own – a trademark of only the most exceptional Russian ormolu craftsmen. Elegant patinated bronze nudes hold aloft delicate gilt bronze branches accentuated by gilt chains. Elevated atop classical columns crafted of polished gray marble, these lights perfectly express the outstanding grace and luxurious artistry of Russian decorative art. In France during the late 18th century, Neoclassicism emerged as the most popular style after the exuberance of Rococo during the reign of Louis XV. The emphasis was on simplicity, straight lines and symmetry. Slenderness of proportion was stressed in furniture and decorating, and these patterns extended to other areas of the arts. French design taste has historically spread and influenced styles throughout Europe, and Russia in particular has a long history of adopting foreign stylistic trends considered to be the epitome of grand taste. Catherine the Great and her grandson Alexander I were known admirers of neoclassical architecture and decorative arts. Numerous French artists over the centuries, such as foundeur Félix Chopin, are known to have found favour in the Russian court. Measures: 14" diameter x 33 1/2" high.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)Diameter: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30-33181stDibs: LU89117150033

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