Twin branch gilded-bronze Candlestick with chinoiserie screen

Twin branch gilded-bronze Candlestick with chinoiserie screen

Twin branch gilded-bronze Candlestick with chinoiserie screen

5357

Twin branch gilded-bronze Candlestick with chinoiserie screen:
the rococo style stand with foliate decoration; with adjustable tole fire-screen painted with oriental scene.
French, Second Empire, circa 1850-70.

Height:20"-51.0cm
Width:9"-23.0cm

gilded, gilt

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

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

foliate

This word is often used of decoration in our descriptions and means leafy.

tôle peint

From the French, meaning literally 'painted iron', now applied to metal-ware painted with lacquer or oil paint

Thank you

This is sample alert content.