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Set of candelabra

Overview

Creator: Probably François Rémond (bronze maker)
Creation Date: 
c. 1787
Materials: 
Gilt bronze, enamel
Dimensions: 
149.8 x 58.4 x 35.6 cm
RCIN 
2692
Reference(s): 
XQGS 1979 36
XQGCH 1991 26
Acquirer: George IV, King of the United Kingdom (1762-1830)
Provenance: 
Acquired by George IV. Recorded in the 1834 pictorial inventory of candelabra in George IV's possession. Six of these candelabra were delivered for use at St James's Palace and were recorded in the Middle Room on October 4th 1831. The other two were sent to St James's Palace for use in the Ballroom in 1833. Recorded in the Bow Saloon (2 pairs) and Blue Drawing Room (2 pairs), without stands, in Buckhingham Palace in 1915; the stands were in the Green Drawing Room.
Description:

Set of eight six-light gilt-bronze candelabra; each in the form of a blue enamelled vase crowned by a flaming torch from which springs the arms of two lights. Four other lights terminate in eagle heads hung with chains. Vase supported on three rods terminating in hooves. Central rod with spiral around it.

François Rémond was one of the leading bronze-founders of late eighteenth-century France; he collaborated with many makers and dealers during the course of his career, including Dominique Daguerre, the Paris dealer-decorator whom the Prince charged with the furnishing of Carlton House. These candelabra were probably designed by Daguerre.

Further details

Additional Creators: French (nationality)
Category: 
Lighting