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Elegant Lantern by Millet



Signed MILLET A PARIS Elegant ovoid shaped Louis XVI style ormolu lantern. It is composed of a central cut crystal body adorned with acanthus leaves suspended by knotted ropes forming the ceiling light and ending with pompoms. It is surmounted by a gilded bronze openwork frieze with interlacing and floral motifs, and ending with a seed. Renowned for the quality of its chiselling and the choice of materials, the Millet firm had a large workshop with many workers, using its own bronze models and enjoyed collaborations with famous sculptors and bronze-casters such as Claude Marioton. The firm of Théodore Millet was founded in 1853. A very talented specialist in 18th century reproductions, Millet produced furniture and artistic bronzes of the highest quality. He was one of the few cabinet-makers to obtain authorization from the Château de Versailles to make in 1902 a replica of Queen Marie-Antoinette’s great jewel cabinet. As an artist of great merit and Specializing in “meubles et bronzes d’art, genre ancien et moderne”, Millet obtained the highest rewards such as the Gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889 for his first participation, and the Grand Prize at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The photographic archives show, among the workshops views and the Parisian shop, Millet’s stand at the Universal Exhibition in Saint-Louis (US) in 1904. The firm’s influence internationally is then through its antenna in New-York “Duryea and Potter”, 469 fifth avenue, New-York. The firm lasted until 1918.


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