Jacob Petit Manufactory

Pair of Candelabra bases

circa 1850

Category
Place Made
France: Paris
Materials
Hard-paste porcelain: polychrome overglazed
Measurements
21 3/4 in. (each)
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds from the Estate of Isaac Delgado
Accession #
86.436.1,.2
Description

This pair of French candelabra bases shows the exuberant 19th-century Chinoiserie style, which took inspiration from Chinese art and figures but greatly exagerated the effect. This particular pair belonged to Southern statesman Duncan Farrar Kenner (1813-1887) for his Greek Revival style mansion "Ashland," one of the most extravagant pre Civil War homes along the Mississippi River.