Pair of ormolu candlesticks with pagoda lampshade, 19th century
Pair of carved and chased gilt bronze candle-holders, raised to lamp bases, from the 19th century. The fluted baluster base is punctuated by small cushions at mid-height, and rests on a tripod base ending in small claw feet. On each side of the base, a medallion featuring Jesus, Mary and Joseph stands out in a cartouche. The shaft is decorated with acanthus leaves, pampers and foliate scrolls. The lamp is presented on a circular ormolu shell base, topped by a spigot housing a pagoda shade in cream silk belted with gilded fringed braids. The central arm is activated by a lever switch to light a bulb. Each torchiere has a gold-plated power cord.
Dim: W: 34cm, D: 34cm, H: 97cm. Dim: W: 13,4in, D: 13,4in, H: 38,2in.
Dimensions without shade: H.74 cm x D.23 cm x L. 23 cm / 29,13 in x 9,05 in x 9,05 in
Condition report: In good general condition. The electrical system has been completely overhauled and is in perfect working order. Used wear to gilding, antique lampshades with minor imperfections.