H. 36" Bronze, Candelabrums Extraordinary Rare Pair 19th C. French Art Nouveau
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H. 36" Bronze, Candelabrums Extraordinary Rare Pair 19th C. French Art Nouveau :
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CANDELABRUMS PAIR FRENCH BRONZE. 19TH C. FRENCH ART NOUVEAU
VERY DECORATIVE AND ORNATE
These pair of 3 feet tall not including candles are rare, magnificentand extraordinary figural 19th century solid bronze,candelabrums. These bronze caste candelabrums are finely detailed.
There is a bust of aGreek woman of nobility such a goddess or possibly a princess situated above the dragon base she has leaves with acorns in her hair. The height is 6 inches tall 4inches wide.
They are very dimensional and have depth a bold but delicate presence. they are hand chased with scrolling, faces, open work, reposes’ relief work ornamentally designed through out .the decorative broad bases are well balanced and provide a strong support , appearance and utility
There are five ornate candle arms shaped like lotus flowers inscribe underneath of candle holder armsholders with round scalloped dripcups on each.
The base by designis finished on all 3 sides the upper part of the candelabrums. By design they are 3 dimensional with clawed dragons motif Their designed to sit against a wall backgroundon a server or wall shelf etc. they also can be used as center pieces on a dining room table and side board table, etc....
The size of each candelabrum are approx.
The overall heightwith out the candles 36 inches tall , with the candles add another 8 to 10 inchestall.
12 by 12 inches wideupper part of labrums arms
The base is 10inches triangular diameter.
The storks alone and7 inches tall by 4 inches wide
The bust of thewoman is 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide
The dragons stand at8 inches tall
The weight of thesesolid bronze pair is approx. 25 pounds each.
The condition of these magnificent antiquecandelabrums is excellent. the patanation and gold gilding is original throughout.
There may be slight variationsin colors do to lighting when photographing .
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