CA0593 Pair of Unusual Charles X bronze candlesticks
Rare and unusual pair of early to mid 19th century, French Charles X bronze candlesticks in form of miniature lion paw footed classical brazier style candle cups sitting on classical capped reeded column support which in turn sits on a second pair of repeated tri-legged paw feet. Candle cups and column reflect each other with typical neo Gothic Revival architectural tracery motifs popular during the reign of Charles X. In the early 19th century, the Romantic movement brought the Middle Ages back into vogue. 'The Genius of Christianity' by Chateaubriand (1802), 'Cathedral Antiquities' by J. Britten and 'Notre-Dame de Paris' by Victor Hugo in 1831, all fuelled this fashion. Nicely cast and chased, minor knocks. France, circa 1830.
H 34cm x W 12cm x D 11cm