This set also includes an allegorical oil on canvas depicting the three ages of virtue in the form of a child, a teenager and a young woman. The young woman, clasped at the waist by her fiance, holds by a wire a bird out of his cage, symbol of virginity ready to fly. The sunset, the meal started, participate in this symbolism.
Exceptional sculpture quality of the woodwork where there is, in high relief, a powerful shell, an exploded grenade and two chimeras roaring resting on foliage scrolls. Mercury ice, in two parts, is enhanced by a banded bundle frame.
Three wooden panels.
It is adorned with a sumptuous pair of "rocailles" wall lights with two asymmetrical arms of light, composed of scrolls and volutes-foliage, perforated, finely chiseled and gilded. They illuminate with two asymmetrical arms of light.
Probably ordered to be part of this set, this model, known, finds here an exceptional declination in its movement as well as the quality of its carving and its gilding.
The gilding and the lacquer of the trumeau were the subject of a restoration-conservation by a craftsman having notably restored the woodwork of the salons of the Hôtel La Rivière at the Musée Carnavalet, the woodwork of the Baron Hope bedroom in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Cabinet des Jeux at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as well as rooms for the Château de Chantilly, the Mobilier National or the King of Morocco.
The wall lights were simply cleaned. They have not been restored and still have their original gilding.
Considering the extraordinary quality of its sculpture, the size of its mirror and the beauty of its sconces, this trumeau alone illustrates the beauty of the exceptional orders of the high aristocracy in the first half of the 18th century.
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