Beautiful and rare French antique circa 1860s-70s Napoleon III French Candle Stand from a church in Normandy, France. Piece is made from black stained wood, with turned stem and on three cabriole legs, mounted with gilt metal mounts.
The round top with part reticulated mount, further mounts connected with chains and set with doves.
This french piece is inspired by Chinese or Japanese lacquered furniture popular at the time. This could well have served as a candle stand, but could also have supported a plant or a statue. The Napoleon III interiors were filled with all sorts of furnishings and a myriad of decorative devices.
Piece is in overall good condition for its age. Some aging cracking in the wood but the piece is overall solid.
Measures approx. 34.5"H x 16" W (at the base) 7" W (at the top)
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