An important pair of Napoleon III style torchieres in shell marble from Bilbao (Rojo Urdax) and Maurin green marble (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) as well as in chased and gilded bronze in the form of a column with a partially openwork bronze base. On different levels, they bear eleven arms of light in the form of leafy branches Parisian work Mid-19th centuryHeight (total): +/- 210 cm Size (bases): 39.5 x 39.5 cm(accidents)Provenance: Château de la Roquette (Hainaut). Former collection of Baron Eric d'Huart, Pavillon Vauxhall (Parc de Bruxelles). Former collection of the Dukes of Arenberg, Heverlee Castle (Louvain). A certificate signed by François d'Asembourg on 8 June 1991 is attached.