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Pair of table candlesticks "retour d'égypte" White...

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Pair of table candlesticks "retour d'égypte" White marble, fire-gilt bronze/brass. Spout screwed with a sculptural Isis figure as shaft, plinth, round marble pedestal and square base plate. Minimal chips to the edges. H 33.5 cm. Circa 1800, in the style of Friedrich Bergenfeldt, St. Petersburg. The German-born bronze caster Friedrich Bergenfeldt (1760 - 1822) was active in St. Petersburg in the 1790s and, with a stopover in Paris, for the entire first decade of the 19th century. His collaboration with the ebenist Heinrich Gambs, who had trained under Roentgen and for whom he supplied artistic bronze fittings, is documented. Bergenfeldt specialized in monumental vases and candelabras, which he also supplied to the Russian court.