Manner of Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (French, Turin 1695–1750 Paris)
Height (each): 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm); Diam. of base (each): 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Purchase, Gift of Charles Wrightsman, by exchange, 1977
Not on view
These candlesticks are freely adapted from the same design by Meissonnier as the candlestick in front of them. The different surface treatments, however—punched and matted or smooth and burnished—would have resulted in different reflections of light.