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A pair of three-light gilt-bronze wall appliques, late 18th/early 19th century, attributed to François Rémond
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 EUR
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98
A pair of three-light gilt-bronze wall appliques, late 18th/early 19th century, attributed to François Rémond
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

De la collection du Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon, Paris

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A pair of three-light gilt-bronze wall appliques, late 18th/early 19th century, attributed to François Rémond
the lower part of the stem missing and replaced by a later finial
Quantity: 2
Haut. 50 cm, larg. 52 cm, prof. 26 cm ; Height 19 2/3  in, width 20 1/2  in, depth 10 1/4  in
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Literature

Related literature
D. Alcouffe, A. Dion-Tenenbaum, G. Mabille, Les bronzes d'ameublement du Louvre, Dijon, 2004, p.164
P. Verlet, Les bronzes dorés français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1987, p.45 fig. 38
C. Baulez, Versailles deux siècles d'histoire de l'art, Paris, 2002, p. 415.

Catalogue Note

In 1784, Francois Rémond (1747-1812) would have delivered "two pairs of wall lights with three branches with arabesques on a lapis ground enriched with frieze, head of a satyr and woman, swags composed of grapevines, myrtle and ornamental shell, rich dishes and sockets, with leaves, flower garlands and fruit" for the apartments of the Count of Artois at the Temple Palace, in Paris: these two pairs are undoubtedly those currently housed at the Petit Trianon, with blue patina bodies, very similar to our pair (T 543 C.1, T 543 C.2). This wall applique model shows that the trend for Turkish or arabesque ornament was successful, as the Louvre has two fully gilt pairs, one with a triple branch and the other with five light branches (OA 5249). On the versions in the Louvre and Trianon, foliate scrollwork applied to the vase extends downwards by a stem on which myrtle branches and grapevine intertwine. The branches are joined by flower garlands, and the outer branches bear beaded necklaces: this wall model was probably produced by Rémond with slight variations, adapting to the tastes of the patrons. 

François Rémond

Appointed master gilder in 1774, he was quickly one of the furnishers for Dominique Daguerre and Martin-Eloi Lignereux, famous decorative art dealers during King Louis XVI's reign. His commercial activity is known to us by his journal/ledger kept between the years of 1777-87 and the archives of these payments between 1785 and 1806, which was partly updated by Christian Baulez, op. cit. We know that he collaborated with the sculptors Boizot, Foucou, Budelot, and Roguier.

De la collection du Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon, Paris

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Paris