in Louis XV style, 19th century
one cast with a feathered turban above a suit of armour and military trophies, the other with a feathered classical helmet above suit of armour flanked by military trophies, each on a scrolled acanthus leaf cast base on gadrooned toupie feet
This pair of chenets is loosely based upon the more elaborate pair in the Getty Museum in Malibu, illustrated by Clarissa Bremer-David, Decorative Arts, An Illustrated summary catalogue of the collections of the J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1993, p.107 no.176. Another related model, from the Château de Hautefort, was also exhibited in Exposition de L'Art Français au XVIIIe Siècle, Exhibition Catalogue, Charlottenburg Palace, Copenhagen, 1935.
A related pair of 18th century chenets was sold in these Rooms, 11th December 2002, lot 55. Also see another 18th century pair, sold from l'ancienne collection de Madame Antenor Patiño, Sotheby's, Paris, 22nd and 23rd September 2010, lot 270.
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