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A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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A pair of gilt-bronze chenets
in Régence style
each in the form of a recumbent sphinx, on a gadrooned rectangular plinth, the arcaded bases with the front centred by a bacchic mask flanked by vines and grapes, on toupie feet
each 30cm high; 11¾in.
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Catalogue Note

This pair of chenets with recumbent sphinxes are based upon two designs attributed to the sculptor Nicolas Coustou (1658-1733), reputedly for lead sphinxes which stood on the terrace of the Royal Pavilion at Marly, now in the Cabinet of Drawings at the Stockholm Museum.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London