Lot 1115

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Pair French Empire bronze dore four-light candelabra, manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire early 19th century, reeded and acanthus-decorated standard issuing cornucopia-form candlearms, resting on tripartite base on paw feet and conforming incurvate triangular plinth; central holder fitted with later crystal sphere.
H39 1/2" (2pcs)

Provenance: Estate of the late Francis D. "Skeeter" McNairy, Savannah, Georgia.

Literature: Mitchell Jr., William R. CLASSIC SAVANNAH: HISTORY, HOUSES, AND GARDENS. Savannah: Golden Coast, 1987. pp.104-5. (illustrated)

Sully, Susan. SAVANNAH STYLE: MYSTERY AND MANNERS. New York: Rizzoli, 2001. (frontispiece illustration)

Other Notes: These candelabra may have been inspired by a similarly decorated pair made by Pierre-Philippe Thomire for the Grand Trianon at Versailles.

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December 5, 2010 1:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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