Sale 17CN01 | Lot 468

Pair of Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Chenets

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master Paintings
Pair of Louis XV Gilt-Bronze Chenets

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).
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

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Beautiful quality and finely cast and chased, retaining some of the original gilding but with rubbing and in need of light cleaning, the model with the boar with rubbing to the snout, crack to furthermost bifurcated leaves of right branch, old marks and scratches; the model of the stag with rubbing to snout, antlers and front of body, both with replaced back supports and screws

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Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

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