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19th Century French Louis XVI Bronze Fire Screen

US$1,480

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19th century French Louis XVI bronze fire screen is an amazing work of the metalsmith's art! The bronze has been hand-cast into sculptures that are numerous and exquisite. First we have the traditional floral wreath on top which not only provides a suitable crown adornment, but serves as a convenient handle. The wreath is conjoined to olive branch sprays and flowing ribbon that cascades over the frame onto the surface of the screen below. The framework, which contains egg and dart with beading motifs, contours down to the shoulders on each side where ribbon again appears, along with laurel garlands to embrace the torchere motifs that comprise the uprights on each side. The torcheres have been lavished with ribbon and olive branches which lead the eye down to the base of the frame. Greek coin curves down to the bottom traverse, festooned with drapery garlands and centered with a heraldic crest. Legs scroll out and away and are decorated with acanthus plumes terminating in cloven hoof feet. At the center is the primary object of interest, a casting of musical instruments including bagpipes and tambourine, intertwined with olive branches, ribbon, foliate sprays and a carquois de fleche, an ancient symbol of French power, circa 1880s Measures 31 H x 28.5 W x 9.5 D.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 28.5 in. (72.39 cm)Depth: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2005-9122711stDibs: LU926222503072

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    Ships From: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Return Policy

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