Pair Of Empire French Candlesticks / Incense Burners for Double Use
Pair of Empire French candlesticks / incense burners (also “cassolettes”) in gilt bronze (ormolu). You can easily change the incense burners into elegant candlesticks: simply turn the top part. That is why people call them “for double use” (“à double usage” in French).
This pair of Empire French candlesticks / incense burners has a very beautiful quality of carving. It has exceptionally fine details which show the high quality of the workmanship. The original mercury gilding of this set has survived two centuries and is still in an amazingly good condition.