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A suite of four gilt-bronze wall-appliques, after André-Antoine Ravrio, 19th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
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85
A suite of four gilt-bronze wall-appliques, after André-Antoine Ravrio, 19th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A suite of four gilt-bronze wall-appliques, after André-Antoine Ravrio, 19th century
the caryatid supports surmounted by an anthemion, issuing three candlearms
(fitted for electricity)
Quantity: 4
Haut. 41 cm., larg. 27 cm., prof. 15,5 cm. ; Height 16in., width 10½in., depth 6in.
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Provenance

Sale Sotheby's Paris, 6 April 2011, lot 189

Literature

Related literature:
J.-P. Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire. Musée national du Château de Fontainebleau, catalogue des collections de moblier, Paris, 1986, p. 139, n. 111.

Catalogue Note

This pair of sconces corresponds to the model delivered by the bronzier André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814) to Napoleon I for the Petit Salon Vert at the Petit Trianon. In May 1805, the bronzier delivered two further pairs which were sent in July of the same year to the Palace of Fontainebleau for the Empress. They were placed in the boudoir of the Queen of Naples and the apartment of Madame Mère respectively and are still in situ there today.

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