Lot 12
  • 12

A gilt-bronze six-light chandelier in Louis XIV style, after a model by André-Charles Boulle

10,000 - 15,000 EUR
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  • gilt-bronze
  • Haut. 54 cm, diam. 63 cm; Height 21 1/4  in; diameter 24 3/4  in
the branches carried by female busts and head of satyrs, the central part in baluster shape


Literature references:
H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, t. I, Munich, 1986, p. 53, fig. 1.6.7 and p. 54, fig. 1.6.10

Catalogue Note

This chandelier is comparable to André-Charles Boulle's production (1642-1732). Several variants can be liken to prints he had published, in particular plate 7 by Pierre-Jean Mariette in the French portfolio Nouveaux Desseins de meubles et ouvrages de bronze et de marqueterie inventés et gravés par André-Charles Boulle [New drawings for furniture and bronze and marquetry works created and engraved by André-Charles Boulle]. The chandelier in the Mazarine library in Paris is an example close to our model, similar to one sold at Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1986, lot 455. André-Charles Boulle is not alone in giving away chandelier models and we must also compare the one here featured in the engravings from Nouveaux Livre d'Orfèvrerie inventé par Marot Architecte du Roy [New Book of Goldsmith created by Marot, Architect to the King] by Daniel Marot, around 1710.