Pair of Candlesticks
On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
late 18th - early 19th century
Each: 27 3/8 × 8 7/16 in. (69.5 × 21.5 cm) (show scale)
Lent by the Carroll Family Collection
Pair of cylindrical candle stands, carved in relief with mirrored images of coiling dragons amidst clouds. A collar of lotus petals appears at each base and a plain disc tops each candlestand with a prong protruding for the top to hold the candle. Both are painted in bright colors.
Likely made for the interior of a Buddhist temple although it is possible that such furnishings were also used in the public rooms of palace interiors.
Pair of Candlesticks, late 18th - early 19th century. Wood, polychrome, Each: 27 3/8 × 8 7/16 in. (69.5 × 21.5 cm). Lent by the Carroll Family Collection, L2022.2.2a-b (Photo: Image courtesy of The Honorable Joseph P. Carroll and Professor Roberta L. Carroll, M.D., CUR.L2022.2.2a-b.jpg)
. Image courtesy of The Honorable Joseph P. Carroll and Professor Roberta L. Carroll, M.D., 2020
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