A Pair of Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze, Bronze and Bleu Turquin Marble Candelabra attributed to Francois Remond

A Pair of Louis XVI Gilt-Bronze, Bronze and Bleu Turquin Marble Candelabra attributed to Francois Remond

c. 1790 France

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The five-light candelabra are each in the form of a classical maiden balancing a basket of fruits on her head, having a fluted stem headed by central socle; each with five candlebranches supported by patinated caryatides on a socle with swags linked together by chains. Each candelabrum stands on a circular plinth of blue turquin marble with pierced floral decoration, above ribbon-tied floral swags, with a wreath of laurel set on square base.
J-P.Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameubleument entrés sous le 1er Empire.
Musée National du Château de Fontainebleau, catalogue des collections de mobilier, Paris, 1989, p.155, no.132, illustrates a pair of candelabra in Fontainebleau, from the Consulat period, with identical figures supporting basket on their heads of differing design and according to Baulez, the caryatides were created for Daguerre by the fondeur Rémond in around 1785.
See also Dumonthier, Les Bronzes du Mobilier National, Paris, 1910, plate XXIII, ill. 3.
Eveline Schlumberger, `Deux mécènes milanais installent à la française leurs collections dans un palais' , Connaissance des Arts, October 1961, p. 108.

François Remond:

This model was created by François Rémond around 1785 for the Duc de Penthièvre and had the same caryatid figures in patinated bronze. The marchand-mercier, Daguerre, received various examples of this model with variations. Due to the success of this model, Rémond reproduced this during the Consulat, adapting it to suit the taste of the day. See also Christian Baulez, Le Luminaire de la Princesse Kinsky, in L' Estampille-L'Objet d' Art, May 1991, n. 247, pp. 84-99, for a clock by Rémond, incorporating the same female figures in drapery. A similar pair can be seen in the Partridge catalogue Recent Acquisitions 1998, p. 134.

Height 112.00 cm (44.09 inches)
Width 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
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