Pair of Louis Philippe ormolu and cut glass centrepieces

£24,000

This beautiful pair of Louis Philippe period centrepieces is finely crafted from ormolu and cut glass in the refined and decoratively rich Neoclassical style.

 

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Description

The centrepieces are crafted from cut glass and ormolu, or gilt bronze, in the Neoclassical style that predominated during the reign of Louis Philippe. Each centrepiece features a trefoil base raised by three scrolled feet. The base of each supports the shaped central foliate-cast baluster column and hosts a trio of putti engaged in music making. The central column of each is richly detailed with a variety of forms: the column resembles stacked urns decked with scrolled brackets and grasping foliage. Each centrepiece terminates in a pinecone finial encompassed by a winding, biting snake, and each supports three cut glass dishes, the bottom the largest and the top the smallest.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1840
Period
Early 19th Century
Style
Louis Philippe, Neoclassical
Material
Cut Glass, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Clear, Gold

Dimensions

Height
70 cm / 27.6 inches
Diameter
37 cm / 14.6 inches

Reference:
14553

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