To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Set of Three Neoclassical Style Gilt-Bronze and Rose Granite Columns"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Each acanthus leaf to the capitals individually cast. The quality of the bronzes are exceptional, and most likely cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne.
The Corinthian capitals of these columns are based on the celebrated model designed by Pierre Gouthière circa 1775-1780, and now in the permanent collection du mobilier national Français at the Musée du Louvre (inv. MR XI 1077). Surmounting a porphyry column, Gouthière's capital was lot 122 in the sale of the duc d'Aumont's collections on December 12, 1782.
Pierre Gouthière (1732 - 1813) was the most celebrated bronze gilder in France during the Eighteenth Century, the title of ‘Gilder to the King’ being given to him by Louis XV. He perfected the most expensive type of gilding of this period, dorure au mat, which involved the use of lavish amounts of gold to create a rich, deep matte finish. As well as working for the King he created items for the Comte d'Artois, the Marquis de Marigny, and the duc d'Aumont.
The collection of the duc d'Aumont was sold at auction in Paris in 1782 and many objects mounted by Gouthière were bought by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. His works, unsurpassed in creativity and execution, can now be found in the Wallace Collection, London and the Louvre, Paris.
|Height||247.00 cm||(97.24 inches)|