Offered by Tobogan Antiques
19th Century Furniture and Works of art
Beautiful pair of three arm lights girandoles with rock crystal and amethyst pendants. Inserted into a lovely chiseled and gilt bronze Louis XVI style mount in a shape of a lyre adorned with eagles’ heads, resting on a triangular base. To be put against a wall or a mirror.
Henri Vian, a bronze-caster active in the second half of the 19th Century, made a lot of interior decorations with chimney mantelpieces, ormolu and patinated-mounted vases, chandeliers,… He produced articles of the highest quality. The signature can be either in script, usually with a lower case first letter for his Christian name as on these vases, or more commonly with initials h.V. in later pieces. The business, located at 5 rue de Thorigny in Paris (Salé Mansion, now Picasso Museum), was continued by Madame Vian after her husband’s death in 1905.