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A pair of French Empire style silver-gilt six-light bouillotte lamps with ormolu shades, Odiot, Paris, 20th century
Estimate
25,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 USD
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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A pair of French Empire style silver-gilt six-light bouillotte lamps with ormolu shades, Odiot, Paris, 20th century
Estimate
25,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 143,750 USD
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A pair of French Empire style silver-gilt six-light bouillotte lamps with ormolu shades, Odiot, Paris, 20th century
ball finials with crowned monogram AP?, applied with the Bourbon arms, base metal central rods
marked on bases and finials
height with fittings 38 1/2 in.
98 cm
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Catalogue Note

The originals of these "flambeau de bureau" were created by Martin-Guillaume Biennais, after a design attributed to Charles Percier; they were used by Napoleon on his council tables, and an example is held by the Louvre (see Anne Dion-Tenenbaum, Orfèvrerie française du XIXe siècle: La collection du Musée du Louvre, no. 25, pp. 60-63.

The model was reprised by Odiot in the 20th century.  A single or pair of these lamps have been on the desk of the President of France in the Elysée since Charles de Gaulle.  More recently, a pair were sold in the Robert de Balkany collection, Sotheby's, Paris, September 20, 2016, lot 130, for 47,500 euros.

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