P. Marmottan, "Le Style Empire", 1930, vol. V, illustrating an identical pair of candelabra from the collection of the marquis de Barye. Giacomo et Rozenn Wannenes, "Les Bronzes Ornementaux et Les Objets Montes de Louis XIV à Napoléon III", 2004, p. 382, illustrating another identical pair.
A very good pair of Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural three light candelabra, each formed as a classically draped female herm supporting a vase-shaped socket upon her head and two foliate wrapped candle branches with drip-pans and nozzles issuing from a square tapering stem, her feet upon a stepped circular pedestal mounted by a pair of leaping lions centred by a flower-filled vase on a square base
Paris, date circa 1815
Height 58 cm. each.