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A Fine Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, in the Style of Meissonnier

Circa 1750 (Sconce later drilled for wiring)

French Circa 1850
£575 / $888 / €805

A Pair of very fine 19thc Gilt Bronze and Marble Candelabra with cut glass lustres, inscribed  (in swedish?) and dated 1870.
£1,350 / $2,086 / €1,890

19thC French Ormolu Candelabra or Table Centrepiece of fine quality

Circa 1880
£495 / $765 / €693

A superb pair of early Victorian serpentine and gilt metal candlestick holders.

The candle holders are comprised of a solid circular serpentine base with three fire gilt metal struts in the form of winged lions holding a classical serpentine urn with candle mounts.

Serpentine as a decorative medium was unwittingly championed in the Victorian period by Prince Albert during a visit to the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall where the stone is most commonly found. An interesting article from the 1880 s by EW Crofts relates that in 1846, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert arrived in Mount s Bay on their steam yacht, The Victoria & Albert. After landing at Penzance, Prince Albert visited the Geological Society s Museum where he left with two specimens of serpentine in which he took particular interest.

Following this, a number of enterprising minds formed what became “The London and Penzance Serpentine Company” and in 1851 began to introduce serpentine wares to the metropolis. Another notable manufacturer was The Serpentine Marble Works of Penzance who exhibited everything from vases to fonts at The Great Exhibition and are featured in the Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the period.

This piece is likely to have emanated from one of these manufacturers and is an unusual and rare example of Victorian serpentine work.

£495 / $765 / €693

A Large Gilded Wrought Iron Chandelier with 6 Lights

C1930 - Rewired
£995 / $1,537 / €1,393

A pair of ornate silver plated candlesticks c.1850
£295 / $456 / €413

Pair of wrought iron arts and crafts style 3 branch candelabra.

Circa 1910.
£295 / $456 / €413

Pair of early 19th Century French Rococco bras candlesticks.

Circa 1820.
£320 / $494 / €448

A pair of 20th Century Candlesticks.

Circa 1920.
£325 / $502 / €455

19th Century Ecclesiast oak candlestick with socle base.
£260 / $402 / €364

A French chandelier.
£485 / $749 / €679

A pair of Victorian "King of Diamonds" brass candlesticks

Circa 1880
£165 / $255 / €231

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