This ornate pair of candlesticks, c. 1804-1815, is a great example of the French Empire style. Each is shaped like an urn on a pedestal, and the lid, when inverted can be inserted upside-down so that the otherwise ornamental piece can be used as a candleholder. The varying leaf designs, and the lion’s head are both motifs commonly associated with decorative arts from Napoleonic France. Come see the urns, and other artifacts with a surprise inside on our It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts tour offered at 2pm on Sunday, September 29.
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