Pair of candelabra

Pair of candelabra
Title
Pair of candelabra
Date 
1810-1840
Medium 
Gilt bronze, bronze, brass
Dimensions 
a: 30 3/4 x 14 x 14 in. ( 78.1 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm ) b: 30 1/2 x 14 x 14 in. ( 77.5 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
Pair of cast gilt-bronze candelabra with five branches surrounding central elevated socket; central socket above bobeche on gilt pedestal in the form of a stlized plant; five curved branches with candle sockets decorated with stylized leaves above bobeches decorated with gilt garlands of fruit; patinated bronze fluted columnar shaft with gilt capital of stylized leaves, central band of Classically- garbed women and acanthus leaves at base; column supported by four paw feet on square plinth decorated with alternating gilt plaques depicting pair of cornucopias and basket of fruit.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Fenwick Beekman
Object Number 
1959.96ab
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, these candelabra were used in the Senate Chamber of Federal Hall, though stylistically the pieces seem to post-date the building's use by the Federal Congress.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group