May 16, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Fine Pair Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Figural Candelabra

French, late 18th/early 19th century, each with figural patinated bronze maiden and putto, supporting a gilt bronze spiraling cornucopia issuing six candle arms, with rooster motif and flaming urn finial, on a stepped breche violette marble base inset with gilt bronze mounts, 37-1/2 in.; accompanied by copy of invoice from Apple & Carpenter Gallery of Fine Art, November 18, 1991 for $12,000

Provenance:purchased from Apple & Carpenter Gallery of Fine Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1991; Private Florida Collection


both maidens with small area of infill to one back shoulder (possible repairs), some tiny cracks to inset bronze mounts, few minor casting flaws, light abrasions and discoloration to patinated surfaces, some verdigris and gilt loss, some mounts slightly loose, marble with inclusions, some hairlines, and scattered flea nicks with some small areas of infill, other abrasions an surface wear consistent with age and use

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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