A magnificent Empire-style candlestick depicting a 'caryatid' in classically-inspired clothing and a typically Egyptian headdress, elegantly adorned with floral and faunal (snakes and swans) motifs.
The main figure rests on a truncated pyramid-shaped base made of burnished metal and adorned with gilded garlands. It extends over a composed and static 'full-length' height, culminating in a capital from which originate nine finely carved arms
with classical friezes (laurel wreaths and scrolls), combined with recurring figures from the Empire style (swans), and burnished metal snakes from Egyptian and classical iconography.
The object comes from a Venetian palace and shows no signs of wear; a slight restoration with strengthening of the base below the heavy candelabrum shows a probable addition of some wooden fragments.
- Candelabro, Renacimiento egipcio Medusa-Cariátide
- Bronce (dorado), Bronce (patinado), Latón
- Estilo Imperio
- Periodo estimado
- siglo XIX
- País de origen
- Buen estado - usado y con signos menores de los años
- 89×38×38 cm
- 12 kg