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Pair of Empire Bronze & Gilt Candelabra by Chibout After Thomire

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.

Height 57cm

Width 24cm

Bases 12cm square

Circa 1810