Pair of candelabra

Object Number: 
1959.96a
Date: 
1810-1840
Medium: 
Gilt bronze, bronze, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 3/4 in. × 14 in. × 14 in. (78.1 × 35.6 × 35.6 cm)
Description: 
One of a 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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Fenwick Beekman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group