Pair of Regency black bronze and gilded twin branch Candelabra

Pair of Regency black bronze and gilded twin branch Candelabra

Pair of Regency black bronze and gilded twin branch Candelabra

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Pair of Regency black bronze and gilded twin branch Candelabra:
in the form of classical ladies holding aloft scrolling branches with ram’s head terminals; mounted on white marble bases with band of gilded overlapping circles.
Circa 1820 and restored.
Provenance: Acquired by Sir Sydney Barratt for Summerhill, Staffs.
And later installed at Crowe Hall, Bath.

Height:15"-39.5cm
Width:9"-24.5cm
Glossary Words

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

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