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PROPERTY OF A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A pair of gilt-bronze wall lights, after the model by Galle

Consulat, circa 1800

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179

PROPERTY OF A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A pair of gilt-bronze wall lights, after the model by Galle

Consulat, circa 1800

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A pair of gilt-bronze wall lights, after the model by Galle

Consulat, circa 1800

each with a backplate in the form of an arrow, surmounted by a stylised anthemion above a mask of Diana within a stylised sun, with a lion mask issuing four scrolled candlearms in the form of hunting horns cast with acanthus;regilt
each 65cm. high; 2ft. 1½in.
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Catalogue Note

This pair of wall lights are identical to a model by Galle made for le grand salon de réception de la sécrétairerie d' Etat de France at Fontainebleau in 1806, with the main difference being in the decoration on the drip-pans-reproduced here in fig.1. The model by Galle is illustrated by Jean-Pierre Samoyault in the Catalogue of the Musée National du Château de Fontainebleau, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, page 141, n.114 and was described in the inventory thus: 'quatre bras de cheminée en bronze doré, flèches, têtes de Diane, palmettes et cors de chasses à 4 lumières  0.60 de haut  sur 40c'.

Two pairs of an identical model were sold at Etude Couturier Nicolay, Paris on 13th December 1995, lot 181.

Also compare a set of four wall lights sold as lot 212, Works of Art from the Gutzwiller Collection, in these Rooms, 12th & 13th December 1996.  

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