Pair of Antique Gothic Bronze and Brass Candlesticks

2213-29159 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

22.5H x 7.5W in diameter

Location: Dallas

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Cast from bronze and formed from brass, then washed in nickel, this pair of stunning candlesicks feature salamander motifs on the intricately festooned tripod bases. The salamander was one of the symbols of Francois I, builder of Chenonceau and ruler of France (1494-1547) and has remained a royal symbol in the annals of history. Oversized bobeches on top were meant to catch the copious amounts of melted wax from large pillar candles used to light the room for long periods especially on protracted winter evenings.
Circa 1850.
Measures 22.5H x 7.5W in diameter.