Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Pair of candlesticks

Date:
ca. 1770–75
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 10 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (26.7 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.543.8, .9
Not on view
Marking: [1] TH flanked at the right with the fleur-de-lis (19th-century inventory mark of the château des Tuileries);
[2] flanked at the left with a second T placed horizontally

Location of marks:
On edge of base of each
Richard Peñard y Fernandez (until 1960; his sale, Palais Galliera, December 7, 1960, lot 71 ); Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 2008; to MMA)
Related Objects

Nine-light chandelier

Date: ca. 1785 Medium: Gilt and patinated bronze Accession: 1977.83 On view in:Gallery 546

Twenty-four-light chandelier (lustre) (one of a pair)

Date: ca. 1790 Medium: Gilt bronze, rock crystal Accession: 1971.206.41 On view in:Gallery 524

Pair of three-light wall sconces (Bras de cheminée)

Artist: Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present) Date: ca. 1760–61 Medium: Soft-paste porcelain, gilt bronze Accession: 54.147.20a–d, .21a–d On view in:Gallery 523

Chamber candlestick (petit bougeoir)

Date: third quarter 18th century Medium: Gilt bronze Accession: 1977.227 On view in:Gallery 523

Pair of candlesticks

Date: ca. 1770–80 Medium: Japanese lacquer, gilt-bronze Accession: 1982.60.66, .67 On view in:Gallery 539