Marie-Antoinette Chandelier

Re-Editions

Re-Editions

Ref. 98080/15

HEIGHT : 150 cm / 59.00 inch

150 cm / 59.00 inch

DIAMETER : 90 cm / 36.00 inch

90 cm / 36.00 inch

WEIGHT : 70.00 kg / 154.35 lbs

70.00 kg / 154.35 lbs

STOCK : In-Stock

In-Stock

MATERIAL : Bronze

Bronze

LOCATION : Gargas, France

Gargas, France

118,000
One of the most famous names in craft in the 18th century is Pierre Gouthière, gilder and chiseler of the Louis XV and Louis XVI. The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris devoted an exhibition to him that showcased his excellence. Pendulums, ewers, vases, candelabras, tables and consoles, andirons are enriched with ornaments finely chiseled and gilded and are among the most sumptuous creations of the time. Its specificity is the great realism of the figures, here you can see the figures of women whose bodies end in acanthus leaves. The process that made it famous is the gilding "au mat", a very expensive technique, which allows one to vary the effects of brightness on the surface of the objects. He worked with the greatest designers, architects and ornemanists of the time to create ever more precious and extraordinary objects for a wealthy clientele: apart from the King and Marie Antoinette, he worked especially for the Duke of Aumont, the Duke Duras, the Duchess of Mazarin, Princess Kinsky, the Marquis of Marigny, and the King of Poland. it is amusing to note that he was also an excellent businessman: the Countess du Barry paid 16,000 livres of the time for the ornaments of a chimney, while Fragonnard had received 20,000 livres for the four panels of La pursuit de Love in the same room at the Château de Louveciennes.
L'un des plus grands noms de l'artisanat au XVIIIe siècle est Pierre Gouthière, doreur et ciseleur de Louis XV et Louis XVI. Le musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris lui a consacré une exposition qui a mis en valeur son excellence. Pendules, aiguières, vases, candélabres, tables et consoles, chenets s'enrichissent d'ornements finement ciselés et dorés et comptent parmi les créations les plus somptueuses de l'époque. Sa spécificité est le grand réalisme des figures, ici vous pouvez voir les figures de femmes dont les corps se terminent par des feuilles d'acanthe. Le procédé qui l'a rendu célèbre est la dorure "au mat", technique très coûteuse, qui permet de varier les effets de brillance à la surface des objets. Il travaille avec les plus grands designers, architectes et ornémanistes de l'époque pour créer des objets toujours plus précieux et extraordinaires pour une clientèle aisée : outre le Roi et Marie-Antoinette, il travaille notamment pour le Duc d'Aumont, le Duc Duras, la Duchesse de Mazarin, la princesse Kinsky, le marquis de Marigny et le roi de Pologne. il est amusant de constater qu'il était aussi un excellent homme d'affaires : la comtesse du Barry payait 16 000 livres de l'époque pour les ornements d'une cheminée, tandis que Fragonnard avait reçu 20 000 livres pour les quatre panneaux de La poursuite de l'amour dans la même salle au Château de Louveciennes.

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