Up for consideration is a fine Large Palatial mid 19th Century Gilt Bronze Figural French Gilt Bronze Candelabra with Merman on the main stem. The piece stands 47 inches in height from base to the tip of the large flame finial and weights about 40 lbs possibly more.
It measures 31 inches from the base to the tip of the center bronze candle cup. That means the where the center candle holder is. From the base to the center candle holder...
It also measures 15 inches across. Don't let the photos fool you this is a real chunky first rate piece.It really is massive and probably sat in a Huge estate or Palace. It was probably part of a Clock garniture set. Meaning that there were 2 candelbras and a massive clock in the middle.
Research indicates based on a few other examples... We believe that Candelbras were probably French and differing meaning this one being a Merman (Male) and the other probably being a Mermaid (Female)... More often then not most buyers take these strip off the added wiring and convert them back to Centerpieces or Candelabra to adorn the dining living or library areas.
It really is quite a Nautical oriented piece with the Merman with rope and netting on his shoulder seashells and swirling wavers etc. And yes it really would stand out as a great piece with super fine jewelry quality casting and it's overall large and dramatic appearance.Likewise in the Library also with candles adorning a table with Old World Charm. Please look at the photos as you can see the scale of the Merman around the center... The measuring tape in this situation isn't even starting on the table surface the figure is almost a sculpture in it's own right. If you have any questions, concerns or something to share feel free to message me.
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J oh n n yC ry stal Est. The item "19thC Antique Merman Nautical Gilt Bronze Massive Lamp Candelabra Sculpture 47" is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps".The seller is "johnnycrystal" and is located in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.