A FRENCH GILT SIX-LIGHT LAMPE-DE-BUREAU
FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. PETER D. SOMMER
A FRENCH SILVER-GILT SIX-LIGHT LAMPE-DE-BUREAU

MARK OF MAISON ODIOT, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY OLIVIER GAUBE DU GERS

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A FRENCH SILVER-GILT SIX-LIGHT LAMPE-DE-BUREAU
MARK OF MAISON ODIOT, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY OLIVIER GAUBE DU GERS
In the Empire style, on triform base with dolphin feet and anthemion border, the stem terminating in six branches, each applied with a putto musician, the adjustable ormolu tapering shade applied at the border with a band of winged figures on a matted ground, and with detachable gilt-metal heraldic finial, the adjustment arm with silver-gilt lyre finial, marked underneath, on stem, sockets and harp finial, the base further stamped '3901'
39 in. (99 cm.) high
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Please note the description should read 'SILVER-GILT' not as stated in the printed catalogue.

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A silver-gilt lamp similar to the present example is illustrated in J.-M. Pinçon & O. Gaube du Gers, Odiot l'Orfèvre 3 Siécles d'Histoire d'Art & de Créations, Paris, 1990, p. 200, fig. 311. A closely related bronze lamp was in the collection of Laetitia Bonaparte (H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p. 363, fig. 5.12.4).

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