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A Suite of Four Wall Appliques In the Louis XVI Style

H: 25 in / 64 cm

Description

A Suite of Four Wall Appliques
In the Louis XVI Style

Constructed from gilt and patinated bronze, each applique designed around a central vine-wrapped thyrsus with acorn finial, issuing three scrolling arms of stylised acanthus, with fluttering birds perched beneath the drip pans interspersed with floral swags, the opposing reeded ends terminating in horned goat masks.
French, circa 1890

Literature

Ottomeyer, Hans, Peter Pröschel, and Jean-Dominique Augarde. Vergoldete Bronzen. die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, München: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1986, Vol I , p.241, illustrating the original model by Gouthière.

REF No. 9697

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