This pair of Empire period candelabra was designed by Pierre-Philippe Thomire and cast by Pierre Chibout
A fine pair of early 19th century, French Empire, patinated & fire gilt bronze candelabra. The finely cast and chased winged figures of Victory dressed in diaphanous robes, standing on tiptoe with arms outstretched holding floral cast candle sconces, a single sconce supported on the head. The base with gilt orb supported by a bronze reeded column with acanthus cast details and square plinth base. Formerly drilled for electricity. Retaining the original mercury gilding and dark patination. Cast signature to interior mounts ‘Chibout’ & ‘Chi”.
The Chibout family of bronziers are recorded as working in paris in the first half of the 19th century. Pierre Chibout worked in Paris between 1806-1824 and worked together with Claude Francois Rabiat, taking over his Parisian workshop in 1815.
An identical pair of candelabra was delivered to the Garde-Meuble by “Thomire Duterme”. It was destined for the living room of the apartment of the Count of Nantouillet at the Elysée Palace.
Bases 12cm square