Pair Antique Figurative French Directoire Period Gilt Bronze Candelabra
This tremendous pair of bronze candelabra date from the French Directoire period, circa 1800, and feature neoclassical figures supporting three candlearms, and both gilt and patinated surfaces. They each measure 21 in (53 cm) tall and are in good condition. One has a restored break to one wrist of the female figure and the outcurling ormolu element on the same side. The patinated surfaces show rubbing and light scuffs, consistent with age. The ormolu show oxidation, light surface dirt and rubbing, also consistent with age. There are also a few minor cracks to the ormolu in a few spots.