Stunning Pair of French Empire Candlesticks Attributed to Ravrio

Pair of French Empire Candlesticks Attributed to Ravrio

This stunning and large pair of French Empire candlesticks, a model attributed to Ravrio, has many rich decorations, all of them magnificently carved.  The quality of the carving of this exceptional pair of Empire French candlesticks shows you it is the work of a great bronze master.

The candle holder on the top part has the shape of a vase with refined decorations. And below them there a various different intricate patterns.  The decorations on the base depict palace garden scenery. For instance we see garden vases with flowers and flanked by two swans. Also there are fountains with surrounding plants and flowers.

Everything about these remarkable candlesticks radiates an impression of greatness, not only the quality of workmanship but also the bigger than usual dimensions.

These Empire French candlesticks have been executed in gilded bronze with mat and shiny gilding. They are in a very good condition.

André-Antoine Ravrio (Paris, 1759 – 1814) was a French sculptor in bronze. He became a master founder in 1777 and set up in business on his own in 1790. He became famous by supplying furnishing bronzes for a prestigious clientele, in particular the Emperor Napoleon I.

Dimensions: 33 cm high, 14 cm diameter.
Weight: 1.9 kg (for the pair).

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