These sumptuous gold leaf, three-light candlesticks date to the end of the 1600’s, during the period of Louis XIV. This style was partly influenced by some of the fine Baroque styles coming from Italy at the time.
The center portion of these candlesticks is carved in the shape of a waterleaf, or stylized Fleur de Lis, with curled edges. It sits on a beaded motif and an inverted lotus flower also with curled edges. Flanking this center ornament are sinuous leaves embellished with scrolls and curls. The leaves of each column blend seamlessly into the curled leaves of the adjacent column. The bottom of the leaves/flowers rest upon a v-shaped terrace, making the candleholders very stable. Each candlestick has 3 iron bobeches with crimped edges. The center candle holder stands higher than the other two candleholders.
These 17th century gold leaf candlesticks can be placed in any room. Their rich gold color will add interest to any table surface or mantel ledge.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use with minor nicks/losses and rubs to gilding. Traces of old wood worm and age separations. There are three holes in the back of each candlestick, indicating that they were possibly part of a larger installation at one point.