A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770
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Property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:12,500USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Collection of Bernard & Josephine Chaus

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI GILT-BRONZE CHENETS REPRESENTING LITERATURE AND SCULPTURE, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO PHILIPPE CAFFIERI, CIRCA 1770


height 17 ½ in.; width 15 in.; depth 7 in.

44.5 cm; 38 cm; 17.75 cm

Condition Report

In overall good condition with scattered areas of rubbing to gilding and oxidation. Globes possibly replacements.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York

Catalogue Note

An identical pair of chenets is in the Wallace Collection (P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Furniture, Vol.III, London 1996, cat. F279-280). The model is attributed to the bronzier Philippe Caffieri (1714-1774), who re-used models for the two allegorical children created by his father Jacques (1678-1755) two decades earlier and used on rococo scrollwork bases, here updated to the neoclassical taste with a rosette and entrelac frieze on paw feet.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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