A Pair of Magnificent Fire Gilt Bronze Girandole Candelabras
By David Hollenbach, Vienna, 2nd Half of the 19th Century
Bronze Doré, executed with three arms and four candles, very finely cased with rocailles, flower garlands, and acanthus leaves; signed and produced by David Hollenbach.
David Hollenbach received his orders from many aristocratic houses, as well as from the Habsburg family, some preserved in the imperial silver collection in the Hofburg, Vienna.
Hollenbach also worked a lot for the magnificent Ringstraßen Palais together with some of the important architects from this time, for example Theophil Hansen.
Another example by David Hollenbach is the magnificent candelabras from the Vienna State Opera.
Signed objects by David Hollenbach are an absolute rarity on the market.
Girandole Candelabras H: 47 cm, Diameter: 29 cm
Castle Hernstein (near Vienna) - Centrepiece for the Dining Hall, 1874 Bronze Doré Centrepiece, with hunting scenes, front and backside; draft by archduke Leopold, made by David Hollenbach. Woodcut by Leopold Geisbe after the drawing of Johann Joseph Kirchner 1874, photography by Julius Leth. Literature: Moritz Alois Becker (Hg.): Album von Hernstein. Illustrationen zu Hernstein in Niederösterreich. Sein Gutsgebiet und das Land im weiteren Umkreise. Mit Unterstützung seiner kaiserlichen Hoheit Erzherzog Leopold, Wien 1882
Draft for a Bronze Candelaber, D. Hollenbach & Söhne Wien © Austrian National Library