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Candelabra from the Monroe Administration

Candelabra from the Monroe Administration

Date of Work
ca. 1817
Credit
White House Historical Association

Candelabra from the Monroe Administration

These gilded bronze candelabra were purchased during the James Monroe administration. The candelabrum on the left is one of a pair ordered for Monroe's Oval Room (now known as the Blue Room) and is decorated with military trophies in relief at the base. Though they are not marked, they resemble possible examples by Pierre-Phillipe Thomire of Thomire & Co. The candelabrum on the right is one of a pair ordered for what is now called the Red Room.          

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