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This form of candelabrum relates specifically to late eighteenth century Gustavian models with its waterfall glass drops and gilt brass crescent moon. The Gustavian Period in Scandinavian terms equates stylistically to the George III Period in English design history and Louis XVI in France - namely the Classical revival.
King Gustav III ruled Sweden from 1771 until 1792 and the colours of this period are largely creams, whites, blues and grays. Owning to its geographical position, darkness covers Sweden for most of the winter months. It is no wonder that, for centuries, the Swedes have filled their homes with light and remembrances of summer sunshine. This pair of candelabra would have been an important and magical source of light in a house before the advent of electricity.
|Height||21.00 inch||(53.34 cm)|
|Width||10.00 inch||(25.40 cm)|
|Depth||10.00 inch||(25.40 cm)|