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A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZES WALL-LIGHTS, LOUIS XVI, DELIVERED FOR THE PETIT APPARTEME
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About the item

the central part with young faun holding acanthus leaves and two branches with flowers and fruits ; both with the dotted mark N.19.CP. ; (drilled for electricity)
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condition

The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. Good overall condition. There are some minor surface scratches and rubbed areas to the gilding. The pair of wall-appliques has been pierced for electricity. The gilding is very abundant and has been slightly cleaned. Very beautiful carving revealing specific and impressive details such as the fruits and the flowers of the drip pans and the hair of each young faun. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

dimensions

Haut. 39 cm, larg. 23 cm, prof. 12 1/2 in; Height 15 1/3 in, width 9 in, depth 4 3/4 in

literature

Literature references: - H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, t. I, Munich, 1986, p. 288, fig. 4.16.5 - Exh. cat. Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette à Compiègne, Compiègne, 2006, n. 30, pp. 162-163 - Online cat. S. Legrand-Rossi, « Dessins de modèles pour le bronze et la gravure attribués à Jean-Louis-Prieur », in Dessiner et ciseler le bronze. Jean-Louis Prieur (1732-1795), musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris

provenance

Cabinet before the Pièce du Tour, Petit Appartement of King Louis XVI, château de Compiègne Maurice Segoura Gallery, Paris


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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