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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 340

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU TWO-LIGHT APPLIQUÉS

    CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU TWO-LIGHT APPLIQUÉS
    CIRCA 1880
    Each with ribbon-tied draped back-plate issuing oak leaves and hunting horn branches
    25¼ in. (64 cm.) high; 13½ in. (34 cm.) wide (4)


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    The lights comprise festive trophies in celebration of the Chase and incorporate hunting horns and oak-branches suspended by bowed ribbons. The fashion for 'cors de chasse' lights was introduced in the 1750s by the celebrated bronzier Caffieri, and triple-branched lights of similar composition were supplied for the Petit Trianon, Versailles in 1809, by the bronzier Claude Galle.

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