18th century Bronze and Ormolu Candelabra

18th century Bronze and Ormolu Candelabra
Circa 1790
Andre Antoine Ravrio
Important pair of 18th century cast bronze and ormolu candelabra.
Each of the classical dressed maidens holds a vessel
with cascading fruits from a jar and four outstretched
arms for candles. She stands on a raised dais above a
rectangular Carrara-marble column. The inverted panel
on the front has an ormolu panel of cupid, the messenger
of love, showing his strength by riding on the king of the
beasts. The whole is supported on a thick fossil granite
Belgian marble base a/f small chips: (Granite Belge) An almost identical pair can be viewed at Drottningholm Palace in Ehrenstrahl Salon in Sweden. Many of the fine french bronzes were imported by Gustaf III in the 1780 and by Carl XIV Johan (Bernadotte) after he become king in 1818. The last two photographs are inside the Swedish Palace

good apart from old repair on one arm.

6.30 inches
27.95 inches
5.91 inches
Bronze, ormolu, marble, granite

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