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Antique French Louis XIV Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment

Antique French Louis XIV Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment Antique French Louis XIV Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment Antique French Louis XIV Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment Antique French Louis XIV Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment Antique French Louis XIV Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment
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Beautiful Antique French Bronze Dore Architectural Fragment from a Maison de Maitre. Exquisite patina, superb craftsmanship, this has it all. This embellishment features alluring flowers, with a book opened on top, referencing Andre Vesale, considered the greatest anatomist of the Renaissance, with a snake on the top.

Under Louis XIV ébénistes introduced gilded bronze decorative elements to further enhance their exceptional works of art - doors and furniture. Made by special fondeurs-ciseleurs, who worked the metals before they were gilded. Called ormolu in the 18th century, for applying finely ground, high-karat gold to a bronze object. {The French refer to this technique as bronze dore.} This piece, is now a slightly quirky but oh so elegant souvenir. Display this on your desk as an objet d' art, use as a presse papier, or simply love it!

  • Measures:5" x 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"h.
$230.00
1 in stock
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