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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK CITY

A pair of Neo-Grec gilt bronze torchères France, circa 1870
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT
215

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK CITY

A pair of Neo-Grec gilt bronze torchères France, circa 1870
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Neo-Grec gilt bronze torchères France, circa 1870
fitted and wired for electricity
height 66 in. (excluding fittings)
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Literature

Jonathan Meyer, Great Exhibitions 1851-1900, Woodbridge, 2006, pp. 95, 178, 193, and 230, for similar examples by Barbedienne, Susse Frères and Servant.

Catalogue Note

The goût Grec or Greek revival style of the 1860s and 1870s was introduced at the 1855 Paris and 1862 London Exhibitions by ébénistes such as Diehl and bronziers such as Marchand and Barbedienne. Within five years, designers had developed the goût Grec, which took a prominent position at the 1867 Paris Universal Exhibition with decorative works by Diehl, Barbedienne, Levillain, Houbedine and Servant as well as figural works by Carrier and Lemaire. 

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