Pair of Neoclassical Chenets - Decorative Arts

Pair of Neoclassical Chenets
Pair of Neoclassical Chenets

Pair of Neoclassical Chenets

A Pair of Neoclassical Chenets decorated with grape-cluster finials, Faunus heads, garlands of fruit, laurel leaves, and pendules raised on lions paws over an architectural base with lions heads and Napoleonic eagle motifs. Doré bronze, French, c. 19th century.

Chenets of this shape and style were popular from the reign of Louis XVI through the French Empire Period and later. This pair likely dates to the Belle Epoque after 1871, as evidenced by its headless Napoleonic eagle motifs, which seem to be used more as a benign stylistic choice than a political statement. The prominent lions heads also suggest that these chenets may have been intended for the British market for use in a fashionable London townhouse.

17" h. x 16" w.
Price: $4,800 /pr.

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