A  Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Cherub Six-Light Chandelier

In the manner of PIERRE GOUTHIÈRE (1732-1813)

A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Cherub Six-Light Chandelier

c. 1870 France

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A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Cherub Six-Light Chandelier, after the model by Pierre Gouthière for Marie Antoinette. The chandelier having elaborate acanthus scrolling arms issued from a classical torch stem surmounted by three perching ignipotent cherubs blowing trumpets beneath a finely cast gilt-bronze flame finial.

The original model for this Chandelier was designed by Pierre Gouthière for Le Cabinet Doré in Marie-Antoinette's private apartments at the Palace of Versailles, where it remains to this day. A design for the chandelier by Gouthière survives in the collections of the Museé des Arts Décoratifs.
Ottomeyer, Hans, Pröschel, Peter (1986), Vergoldete Bronzen, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munich; Vol. I, p. 238, figs. 4.4.1. and 4.4.2.
Dimensions
Height 122.00 cm (48.03 inches)
Diameter 68.00 (26.77 inches)
Stock Code
B68840
Medium
Gilt-Bronze
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