Set Four Massive Iron Candle Stands, Painted and Gilded, France, c. 1880
Set Four Massive Iron Candle Stands, Painted and Gilded, France c.1880. These extraordinary candle stands are life size (the man in the photograph is 5'9" tall) and were originally in the entry of a chateau near the border with France and Switzerland where they provided visual drama as well as illumination. Modeled after examples seen during the Baroque period in Italy each candle stand has a substantial forged iron base with three legs each featuring a boldly scrolled element that frames the cylindrical shaft that extends the entire height. Above the base on each candle stand is a sphere decorated with acanthus leaves with this same motif repeated at the centre of each shaft as well as at the top beneath the large circular drip pan that frames the original wooden candles that conceal the electrical elements. Each of the iron candle stands has a unique level of oxidation and age to the painted finish and this reflects their placement near or far from the front door of the chateau. The original European wiring remains on each candle stand so they may be easily wired for American electricity or the wiring may be totally removed and returned to candle burning stand. We are offering these as a pair for $11,918 or the set at the listed price of $23,836.
DIAMETER: 24 in | HEIGHT: 81 in
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