A Very Fine Quality Pair of French Chisel Cast Gilt Bronze and Well Veined Sienna Marble Three Branch Candelabra. Last half of the Nineteenth Century.
Each with three out swept decorative leaf capped candleholders above a central tapering circular marble support, mounted with a flame finial, ending on a square stepped marble base with an ormolu collar, raised on ormolu toupie feet
Condition: Superb condition for such early pieces with no restoration anywhere, professionally re-gold plated, possibly some feet replacements at bases.
Height: (entire an impressive) 12.75” (32.5cm). Width: (at base) 4” (10.25cm). Depth: (at base) 3.5” (9cm).
Shipped to Pauma Valley, California, USA.
Giallo Siena Marble: The famous and prestigious yellow marble comes from the quarries of Colle Valle d’Elsa near Siena in Italy. Traditionally it was used almost exclusively for castles and palaces, the Lodges of the Pope etc. Today Giallo Siena is also used in various other ambiences where the golden color gives a touch of luxury and exclusivity, e. g. in hotel suites and bathrooms, for floor patterns and borders as well as columns and fireplaces. During the Grand Tour many souvenirs of this period were adorned extensively with this wonderful and rare Marble.