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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND CAST-IRON CHENETS

    POSSIBLY 1775, SUPPLIED BY VICTOR GRANDPIERRE CIRCA 1955

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU AND CAST-IRON CHENETS
    POSSIBLY 1775, SUPPLIED BY VICTOR GRANDPIERRE CIRCA 1955
    Each cast with a kneeling putto holding an ear of corn and a cup, flanked to one side by a flaming urn, above a scroll-cast reeded stepped plinth, with cast-iron log rest
    Each: 13 in. (33 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep (2)


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    The golden fire-dog 'chenets' are conceived in the Grecian fashion promoted by Rome-trained architects such as Jean Charles Delafosse (d.1789), and evoke the festive harvest season of Autumn with their display of Love's tazza-bearing bacchic youths. Borne on wave-scrolled and acanthus-wrapped trusses that issue from enflamed cassolettes, they are supported on altar-pedestals enriched with flowered Doric metopes.

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