Rectangular gilt bronze writing case called... - Lot 129 - Osenat

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Rectangular gilt bronze writing case called... - Lot 129 - Osenat
Rectangular gilt bronze writing case called "Psyche with ewer", with a winged "vestal" in its centre, kneeling on an antique lamp chiselled with a frieze of palmettes and gadroons, pouring oil from a ewer to rekindle the flame. Ended by a tripod base and claws, it rests on a base and a counter base on which one can read: "It will go out when you no longer write". On either side are an inkwell and a pencil box on the front. The base is decorated with facing palms in five vertical registers and a Greek frieze, and is fixed on four winged claw runners. Empire period (possible modification) H: 36 - W: 37 - D: 26 cm The central part of this writing desk is inspired by a drawing by Charles Percier1 reproduced below, it is also similar to a fire delivered in 1809 by the house of Thomire-Dutherme et Cie, for the Palais de Fontainebleau reproduced and described below " (...) The central part of the writing desk is inspired by a drawing by Charles Percier1 reproduced below, it is also similar to a fire delivered in 1809 by the house of Thomire-Dutherme et Cie, for the Palais de Fontainebleau reproduced and described below " (...) The central part of the writing desk is inspired by a drawing by Charles Percier1 reproduced below, it is also similar to a fire delivered in 1809 by the house of Thomire-Dutherme et Cie, for the Palais de Fontainebleau reproduced and described below (...)2 1- Charles Percier et Pierre-Léonard Fontaine, Recueil de Décorations Intérieures, Paris 1801, pl 18, n°7 2- J P. Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris 1989, RMN Ed.
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