Sale 17CN01 | Lot 468

Pair of Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Chenets

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master Paintings

Lot Details

Lot 468
Pair of Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Chenets
Depicting a seated boar amongst oak branches and acanthus leaves, on a scrolled base, the other with a recumbent stag, on a similar base. Height 13 1/4 inches (33.6 cm), width 18 inches (45.8 cm), depth 11 inches (28 cm).
Provenance:
Sotheby's, New York, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Keck, December 5, 1991, lot 20
These fine chenets are identical to a pair in the Dauphin's bedchamber at Versailles, illustrated, Gerald Van der Kemp, Versailles, 1978, p. 39. The model of the stag is based on a design for a monument after the antique in the Mercato Nuovo in Florence. Another similar pair, but with neoclassical bases, was made by Quentin-Claude Pitoin for Madame du Barry's octagonal drawing room at Fontainebleau in 1777 (now in the Louvre), signifying the change of the asymmetry of the Rococo found in the present pair to the more rectilinear style of the Neoclassical period.


Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

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English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master Paintings

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