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French Empire Bronze of a Woman

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This Empire ormolu head of a woman was made as a furniture mount in France around 1810, and probably adorned a bed. In any case, closer to our own time, it was deemed worthy of mounting as a sculpture on a finely made base. Its neoclassical style, quality of casting, chiseling, and gilding, recall the work of the bronzier Pierre-Pierre-Philippe Thomire. He supplied candelabra, centerpieces, and furniture mounts to Charles Percier, Napoleon’s architect and interior decorator. Among the projects they worked on together was Malmaison, the emperor’s retreat outside Paris. There, one can still see Napoleon's bed mounted with similar heads by Thomire.

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.75 in. x W 4.5 in. x D 4.25 in.H 24.77 cm x W 11.43 cm x D 10.8 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1061416319462
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