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A pair of Louis XVI style ormolu chenets

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A pair of Louis XVI style ormolu chenets

AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-NOËL TURPIN, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A pair of Louis XVI style ormolu chenets After the model by Jean-Noël Turpin, Third quarter 19th century Each with flaming urn and scrolling acanthus-cast arabesque issuing a cupid with outstretched arms, on a spreading reeded base 11 in. (28 cm.) high; 14 in. (36 cm.) wide; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) deep (2)
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Lot Essay

This finely chased pair of ormolu chenets, depicting a cherub warming himself at the flame, is modelled after those executed by Jean-Noël Turpin in 1773 after drawings by Jean-François Forty. A similar pair was delivered in 1786 for the Salon des Nobles in Versailles, and yet another pair is preserved in the Nissim de Camondo Museum in Paris. For additional commentary and photographs refer to A. Michel, The Nissim de Camondo Museum, Paris, 1991, p. 59 and G. & R. Wannenes, Les Bronzes Ornementaux et Les Objects Montés, Milan, 2004, p. 291.

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