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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 350

    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MARBLE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

    CIRCA 1790

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    A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MARBLE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
    CIRCA 1790
    Each depicting gardening children, respectively a boy and a girl, each holding a pot issuing the floral and foliate branches, on a beaded base and columnar white marble pedestal with stiff-leaf collar
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high (2)


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    This popular form of mantelpiece 'bronze' garniture, of youthful gardeners bearing flower-pot candlebranches, reflect the subject of 'enfants jardiniers' promoted in the 1760s by Boucher's designs for seats to accompany his 'Loves of the Gods' tapestries. These tulip-bearers correspond to the ormolu 'Girandole...à enfant[s] portent des Tulippes', as noted in a Parisian stock-list drawn up between the maître-doreur Jacques Goyer and his father the maître-èbèniste Jean Goyer in 1789.

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