Pair of important arms of light in chased... - Lot 190 - Osenat

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Pair of important arms of light in chased... - Lot 190 - Osenat
Pair of important arms of light in chased and gilded bronze (two tones of gold), with three branches in winding with foliage and rosettes ended by eagle heads, the shaft with spiral grooves and satyr mask surmounted by a horn of plenty flanked by lion mittens, (small restorations, pierced for electricity). Attributed to Louis-Gabriel Feloix, bronze-maker received master n 1754. Louis XVI period, circa 1785-1790. H: 65 cm, L: 36 cm Bibliographical references: P. Verlet, Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1987, p.286 and p. 315. P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection catalogue of furniture, London, 1996, vol. III, pp. 1422-1425. "Two pairs of arms with three branches, each part consisting of a satyr's head below which is a fall of interlaced ivy branches with musical attributes terminated by two small acorns, surmounted by an ornamental vase with lion mittens terminated by a horn of plenty, laurel thyrse and pine cone, the fluted branches with arabesque scrolls and garlands of fruit, eagle heads bearing the chiseled round basins with bobbins decorated with pearl chains held by eagles and lion mules, 34" high and 15" wide, all in gilt bronze" (AN, O1 3428, p. 154). This description of the two pairs of sconces that adorned Queen Marie-Antoinette's room at the Château de Saint-Cloud in 1788 differs from the pair presented here by the use of a shaft "with musical attributes" rather than "with spiral flutes" and by the presence of a thyrse overhanging the horn of plenty. On the other hand, the great similarity of the model, which is extremely rare, makes it possible to attribute the authorship of the arms of Marie-Antoinette's chamber to the founder Louis-Gabriel Feloix, who was received as master in Paris in 1754. In addition to this very precise document, we also have another mention which precedes by a few months Feloix's memoir of November 6, 1787 for the delivery of the two pairs of arms of the queen to Saint-Cloud, it is the order 80 of March 19, 17
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