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Pair of 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu, Marble and Porphyry Candelabras

$29,500per set

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A stunning and extremely high quality true pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style ormolu, Bleu Turquin marble and Porphyry candelabras. Each candelabra is raised by by a square Bleu Turquin marble base with concave corners and an elegant and most decorative mottled border. Above the beautifully detailed wraparound foliate ormolu band is a circular Porphyry column. The beautiful ormolu maidens are dressed in a detailed flowing drape. Each richly chased maiden holds a striking cornucopia with Fine floral designs and flower buds amidst the three floral candle cups adorned with acanthus leaves. All original gilt throughout. Porphyry was Imperial Rome’s most prestigious stone for columns, vases, and other objects. The word “porphyry” comes from the Latin word for purple, which was the color of nobility to the Romans. Porphyry is considered the Imperial Stone of the Roman Empire. In the year 18 AD, the Roman Legionaire Caius Cominius discovered a beautiful purple stone in the eastern desert of Egypt. It was a deep purple color with flecks of larger white crystals and was perfect for carving. This porphyry quickly became the most prestigious stone for the elite of Rome and Byzantium. For centuries the Romans quarried this treasured stone at Mons Porphyrites Porphyry Mountain.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.75 in. (73.03 cm)Width: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)Depth: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 103931stDibs: LU949921508062

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    Ships From: West Palm Beach, FL
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