magnificent pair of largescale c19th french louis xvi style ormolu bronze fireplace 'chenets' cast as rampant lions

Magnificent pair of large-scale C19th French Louis XVI style ormolu bronze fireplace 'chenets' cast as rampant lions .



Item Ref

ML 1703


Magnificent pair of large-scale C19th French Louis XVI style ormolu bronze fireplace 'chenets' , cast as rampant lions , complete with detachable cast-iron and steel andirons and fire-basket.
Superb quality cast ormolu bronze rampant or 'guardant' regal lions , with excellent detail and finish . The snarling , open-mouthed beasts with raised front paws upon a shield , together with shell and armorial decoration . Finished as three-quarter dimension bodies with hand-finished and chiselled details. Designed on rococo scrolling bases and a shaped squared foot.
Supported upon cast-iron rear struts which slot into the cast andirons also with finial decoration. The slatted fire-basket with 'navette' shaped profile , fitting over the return ends of the andirons.
Great decorative presence , combining with an elegant and practical fire-place setting.
(*NB . A similar ,though smaller, pair of chenets sold Christie's London 22/03/2017 Sale No. 14193 "Robert de Balkany" Lot No. 178 4375 .)
H (lions) 19"
W 16"
D 8"
W (assembled) 63"
D 31"
France c.1860
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Internal Ref: ML 1703


Height = 49 cm (19")
Width = 41 cm (16")
Depth = 20 cm (8")

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