19th Century Gold French Pair of Bronze Girandoles Attributed to Friedrich Bergenfeldt
A gold-black, antique French pair of girandoles made of hand crafted gilded bronze attributed to Friedrich Bergenfeldt, in good condition. Each of the detailed Parisian candle holders are composed with a female warrior, particularized with hunting dogs, herculean lion skin and dianas as torchbearers. The candle sticks are supported by a round polished brass base. The Parisian décor pieces represent the First French Empire time period, era also known as Napoleonic France. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1800 - 1810, Paris, France.
Base: 7" diameter
Friedrich Bergenfeldt was a German bronzier born in 1760, in Germany and passed away in 1822. During the 1790's, Bergenfeldt was considered to be one of the finest bronziers in Saint Petersburg during that time period. Other notable bronziers of the time were J-P Lancry and Baumann, etc. He also worked with the German cabinet maker Heinrich Gambs. Around 1801, he worked on some projects in Paris but returned to Saint Petersburg after a few months.
Details: Gilded Bronze, Polished Brass
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 25.75" H