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Louis XIV Carved Wax Bust in Royal Blue, 35cm

Louis XIV Carved Wax Bust in Royal Blue, 35cm

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A representation of Louis XIV immortalised in wax.

Immortalised in a 7-meter-high monumental sculpture by François Girardon (1699), the ‘Louis XIV à cheval’ took centre stage Place Vendôme before the statue was raised to the ground in 1792, during the French Revolution.

Today a resident of the Musée du Louvre, the bust still stands tall, reproduced in a smaller scale. An iconic royal figure and messenger of “l’art à la française”, Louis XIV now resides as part of Trudon’s collection of carved candle busts.

Made in Normandy, France.

Please note: Trudon busts are all adorned with a wick, paying tirbute to the primary function of the candle. That being said, these beautiful busts are meant to be collected as decorative items, rather than lit as a candle.

 

Due to its exquisite, delicate nature, we recommend to wipe clean with a cloth.

H: 35cm


The Story

Cire Trudon is the oldest candlemaker in the world. Founded by the Trudon family, it has provided candles to France’s cathedrals and nobility since 1643. Most famously, the Trudons supplied all the candles of Versailles on a daily basis, serving the Sun King, Louis XIV, during his reign. Lighting up the hallways and boudoirs of the monarchy, Cire Trudon’s flames flickered in both Versailles and the Imperial Court during Napoleon’s reign. Thanks to the Sun King, this candle company managed to survive not only the French Revolution, but also the miracle of electricity and is still around today. The Paris-based brand maintains a serious cult following of A-listers and designers and is the epitome of luxury when it comes to candles, fragrance and giftware.