Candlesticks by Pierre PARAUD, Restoration period

Candlesticks by Pierre PARAUD, Restoration period


Charming pair of small silver candlesticks.
The Directoire style goes from 1789 to 1805, it marks a transition between the Louis XVI style and the Empire.
The forms are simpler and the decoration sober.

Further information

Dimensions 10 × 19 cm

diam, :10 cm


19 cm

These candleholders are by the emperor's goldsmith Pierre Paraud.

A famous Parisian silversmith, he was active between 1800 and 1812 and specialised in liturgical pieces.
The emperor entrusted him with the silverware for the royal chapel in the Tuileries, of which the Louvre Museum now holds a few pieces dating from 1806 to 1813.
He also produced a highly prized collection of torches and candleholders.