1074
1074
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CORS DE CHASSE WALL LIGHTS, CIRCA 1780
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1074
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CORS DE CHASSE WALL LIGHTS, CIRCA 1780
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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L’Art de Vivre: Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT BRONZE THREE-LIGHT CORS DE CHASSE WALL LIGHTS, CIRCA 1780
wired for electricity
height 24 1/2 in.; width 15 in.; depth 9 1/2 in.
62 cm; 38 cm; 24 cm
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Provenance

Michel Meyer, Paris

Catalogue Note

This model is based on a design by the painter and artistic director of the Sèvres factory Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724-1806) for a wall light composed of three hunting horns and oak branches tied by a ribbon with tassels (ill. U. Leben, Object Design in the Age of Enlightenment, Getty Museum 2004, p.35).  A pair of wall lights of this model but on a larger and more complex scale was delivered by the bronzier Claude Galle to the Imperial Garde-Meuble at the Petit Trianon in 1809 (ill. D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Petit Trianon, Paris 1989, p.98).  These are now hanging in the Salle à manger des retours de chasse in the Appartement du roi in the main palace at Versailles.  A related set of eight is also in the palace of Pavlovsk outside St Petersburg (Pavlovsk, The Collections, Paris 1993, one ill. p.194, fig.54).

L’Art de Vivre: Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

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New York