Pair of candelabra, anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1800

Pair of candelabra, anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1800

gilding, h 70.0cm × w 36.0cm × d 26.0cm More details

The veiled female figures are vestal virgins, who were priestesses from Roman antiquity. In France these kinds of candelabra were made of gilded and patinated bronze, while in the Netherlands they were imitated in gilded and black painted wood.

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