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Pair of Empire Ormolu Six-light Candelabra

Auction:
2835B
Lot:
362
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2835B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 18, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Empire Ormolu Six-light Candelabra, early 19th century, in the manner of Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) with a central sconce encircled by five swan-form arms, the head of each swan supporting the vasiform nozzle, on a turned and tapered leaf-cast stem raised on a cylindrical flowerhead-cast socle with a fruit and flower collar on a square base, unsigned, ht. 29 1/4 in.

Provenance: Property of a Boston Area Philanthropist. See Lot 359 for additional information.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Lacking one bobeche to central sconce. Elements slightly loose, need to be screwed down. Scattered spots of verdigris. Some candle sconces bent slightly. Minor abrasions and nicks, particularly along foot. One candle sconce loose (screw possibly stripped or bent).


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Pierre-Philippe Thomire, head

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