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Pair of French Empire Sculptures after a design of Antoine-Denis Chaudet

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Pair of French Empire Sculptures after a design of Antoine-Denis Chaudet

Two gilt-bronze statuettes on an oval shaped pedestal representing Amor and Psyche. The pedestals, on a plain gilt bronze plinth decorated with a palmette fringe, have a plain oval shaped trunk decorated with ormolu appliques. The pedestal of Psyche is decorated with a winged putto sitting on a cloud. The pedestal of Amor is decorated with a beehive and putti. Both statuettes are after models of Chaudet en most probably manufactured by Thomire. The representation of Amor who has captured a butterfly by its wings symbolizes the entrapment of the soul (Psyche). The myth of Amor and Psyche is significant during [...]

Period : 19th century

Antique dealer : Kollenburg Antiquairs

Kollenburg Antiquairs

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