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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 223

    TWO MATCHED FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS

    ONE PROBABLY REGENCE EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE OTHER SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO MATCHED FRENCH ORMOLU CHENETS
    ONE PROBABLY REGENCE EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE OTHER SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    Each modelled with a cherub holding aloft a salamander born on Juno's peacock, with a further cherub recling on a jar, the gadrooned bow-ended rectangular bases and scrolling feet applied with stylised scallop clasps, variations to the chasing, re-gilt
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The two chenets of the same model were originally designed to be in a separate pair with a second model not included here. The second model is designed with a cherub born on Jupiter's eagle holding aloft a sun burst, with a further cherub seated on a globe.

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    Provenance

    Purchased from Antiquaire Kraemer, Paris, circa 1973.