Rare and important finely carved and gilded oak wood hunting trophy.
Model decorated with a boar suspended by a hind leg using a rope.
The trophy is embellished with hunting attributes (horns, rifle, pike) interlaced with oak branches.
Very good quality of sculpture, enriched with finely traced engravings in the primers.
Original gilding, with some scattered retouching.
Very good state of conservation, small usual restorations.
Parisian work from the Louis XVI period.
Height: 104cm; Width: 40cm
Our opinion :
The oak wood used allows us to present this trophy in a state substantially identical to that when it left the Parisian workshop in which it was made.
The exceptional qualities of sculpture and repair marvelously imitate the textures of the bark of the oak, and even hint at the finesse of the engraving of the butt of the rifle.
This type of production, mainly intended for the great castles of Ile de France, is extremely rare.
Remember that under the old regime hunting was still a privilege reserved for the nobility.
Such trophies are for example visible on the woodwork of the castle of Maintenon (Eure et Loir).
Another pair went on public sale:
- Pair of trophies 110 cm high, Lot 196 sale of June 12, 2019 in Paris, Ferri & associates (19,000 euros at the hammer)