Offered by Franck Baptiste Provence
French Regional and Parisian furniture
Pair of gilt bronze wall "swan" sconces, Paris Empire period, circa 1810.
Rare pair of arms with three finely carved bronze lights and ormolu.
Model two large palms with a central rosette central sphere extended by a swan that keeps on his head a basket or leave the three branches of lights.
In recent cornucopia, scrolls and acanthus windings.
The cups decorated with scales, finely carved sconces of a trellis of flowers.
The matte golden swan wearing a collar and palmettos beauty.
Original gilding double amatie shiny patina.
Trace signature on the reverse: CH T .........
Work Parisien, Empire period circa 1810.
Measures: Height 25 cm; depth: 34.5 cm; width 24 cm.
The swan symbol of beauty, bath and toilet and a decorative element used especially under the influence for moving bathroom: faucets, Athenian but also chandeliers and sconces.
The newspaper of the Imperial Guard has many furniture deliveries of this type:
On 3 September 1808 Galle rue Vivienne No. 9 book for the Palais de Compiègne "four arms of lights and golden swan cizelés mat three sconces, two for the bathroom of the emperor, two bathroom Empress."
The sphere making airships lights from right to left and the basket allows the arm to rotate on themselves are two additional evidence that confirms our initial destination pair.
Placed at each end of the tub, a simple hand gesture it possible to orient interior light outwards in order to follow out of the bath.
The signature is probably that of Louis-Isidore Choiselat (1784-1853), a great bronze sculptor and furniture care provider.
A similar pair but with a griffin instead swan is kept at national furniture.
It comes from the living room of the apartment of the Duchess of Friuli Tuileries.
7 800 €