These impressive and enormous candelabra with their extravagant ormolu mounts would have been a special commission. A drawing for similar candelabra by Blades is preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. A similar set of candelabra was commissioned by the King of Persia; another set is in the collection of the Sultan of Brunei.
H. Parrott Bacot, Nineteenth Century Lighting – Candle Powered Devices 1783–1883, 1987, p. 131.
Jonathan Bourne and Vanessa Brett, Lighting in the Domestic Interior, 1991, p. 170, illus. 570.
Private collection, Portugal.
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