ONE OF A PAIR OF EXCEPTIONAL LOUIS XVI CANDELABRA with Sevres Biscuit Caryatids, after Simon-Louis Boizot. Gilt bronze mounts attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire; doubtless presented to the Princess of Asturias (future Queen of Spain) by Louis XVI in 1785. Countless links united the royal families of France and Spain. Approximate value: One Million-Five-Hundred-Thousand Dollars. USD$ the pair.
CIRCA 1790, POSSIBLY AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-DEMOSTHENE DUGOURC AND ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE-PHILIPPE THOMIRE<br>Each with a classically draped maiden modelled standing beside a tripod torchère supporting two-tiers of scrolling branches, cast with trumpets and butterflies and centred by a vase-shaped nozzle flanked by storks on a lambrequined platform, draped with fruiting garlands and flanked by a ewer with a winged putto, on a rectangular rounded breakfront plinth with gadrooned rim, supported…
Pierre Palatel Wine Fountain, ca. 1714
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRONZE, PATINATED BRONZE AND STEEL AND EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY CANDELABRA AFTER THE MODEL BY FRANÇOIS REMOND IN LOUIS XVI STYLE, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY