25 November 2003
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE CHENETS
Late 19th Century
Modelled as a boar and a stag, each on a naturalistic base and a further base of entwined oak leaves and ivy, with a central plaque, flanked by hound heads, one stamped 120, the other stamped P26
17½in. (44.5cm.) high, 11in. (28cm.) wide, 7½in. (9cm.) deep (2)
Mrs. Alan L. Corey, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 5-7 December 1974, lot 640 ($3,400).
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These chenets are based on the celebrated pair supplied by the bronzier Quentin-Claude Pitoin to Madame du Barry for her Salon at Fontainebleau, later placed by Louis XVI in his library at Versailles.
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