Reeded Lotus-Leaf cast stems

A pair of large late Empire gilt bronze nine light candelabra each with a reeded lotus-leaf cast stem issuing two tiers of candle arms, on a stepped square plinth applied with a berried laurel wreath and lyre.

Pierre-Philippe Thomire 

Born in 1757-1853, Thomire was the most important Parisian bronzier of the last quarter of the 18th century and the first decades of the following century. Early on in his career he worked for Pierre Gouthière, ciseleur-fondeur du roi, and toward the mid-1770s began working with Louis Prieur. He later became one of the bronziers attached to the Manufacture Royale de Sèvres, creating the bronze mounts for most of the important creations of the day. After the French Revolution, he purchased the stock of Martin-Eloi Lignereux, thus becoming the most important supplier of furniture bronzes for châteaux and Imperial Palaces. In addition, he worked for a wealthy private clientele, both French and foreign, including several of Napoleon’s marshals. Thomire retired in 1823.



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Height: 85 33.5