The Frick Collection has continued to expand its holdings in the decades following Henry Clay Frick's death in 1919. Since then, nearly half of the Collection's paintings and several important sculptures and decorative art objects have been acquired.
Pair of Candelabra
One vase, Meissen factory, ca. 1720; the other, a later replacement
Gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière after a design by François-Joseph Bélanger, 1782
Hard-paste porcelain, gilt bronze and marble
17⅛ × 6⅞ × 6⅞ in.
Gift of Sidney R. Knafel, 2016
Trustee Sidney R. Knafel has given the New York museum an extraordinary pair of candelabra by Pierre Gouthière, the great French chaser-gilder who worked in the second half of the eighteenth century for an elite clientele, including Madame Du Barry, the Duke of Aumont and the Duchess of Mazarin (the latter having commissioned from Gouthière the Frick’s iconic blue marble table with gilt-bronze mounts). The newly acquired candelabra will be presented in the Frick’s groundbreaking monographic exhibition Pierre Gouthiere: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court (November 16, 2016, through February 19, 2017). MORE »