A Fine Pair of Stylish and Imposing French Grand Tour Style Patinated Bronze twin light Candelabra modelled to depict two identical seated Winged Sphinx of outstanding quality. First quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
Each figure firmly seated on a throne style Corinthian seat above a waisted reeded socle, ending on a square platform base with four scrolling supports.
Condition: Superb untouched condition with good patination, no losses anywhere. No evidence of a foundry, extremely well cast figures with four original firm fitting drip pans.
Height: (entire) 10.75” (27.25cm). Width: (across arms) 8.25” (21cm). Depth: (at base) 4.5” (11cm).
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Note: Interest in the art of Ancient Egypt began to take root following Napoleon I's invasion of Egypt at the end of the 18th Century. It is for this reason that the so-called Egyptian Revival style in the decorative arts is often seen as an offshoot of the so-called Empire style, the dominant decorative style in the age of Napoleon.