Big, pompous Renaissance candelabra - Probably Tuscany, 16th century




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Carved from hardwood with rests of the original gilding. The socket with mythical creatures and coats of arms stands on paw-feet and carries the richly divided and with foliage, flutes, and volutes decorated shaft.

Fully plastic and finely worked, winged sirens carry the round baptismal basin. The basic shape of the Torchère complies with the typical candelabra such as shown in numerous Italian palaces and castles. The qualitative work and the centered attachment of the emblem suggest though an extra representative, courtly order. 

Height 180 cm.

Schottmüller: “Wohnungskultur und Möbel der italienischen Renaissance“, Stuttgart 1921, images 468-471.



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