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Drawing, Design for a Candelabrum

This is a Drawing. We acquired it in 1908. Its medium is pen and ink, brush and wash, on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Endowed with a mix of classical motifs such as swags and caryatids, this candelabrum shows the more lavish style of ornamentation of lighting fixtures that dominated in the Louis XVI era, before Napoleon.

This object was donated by Advisory Council.

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Drawing, Design for a Candelabrum; France; pen and ink, brush and wash, on paper; 1908-26-147

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