Wooden Gargoyles chandelier

Antiques

Antiques

Ref. GL00234

HEIGHT : 120 cm / 47.20 inch

120 cm / 47.20 inch

DIAMETER : 100 cm / 39.40 inch

100 cm / 39.40 inch

STOCK : In-Stock

In-Stock

MATERIAL : Wood

Wood

LOCATION : Gargas, France

Gargas, France

20,000
A singular chandelier with a rustic décor was probably carved in the 1840s, at a time when the “Troubadour” style spread in Brittany. The gargoyles represent the four apostles John as an eagle, Luke as a bull, Matthew as an angle and Mark as a lion. THis kinfd of wooden sculptures where seen in Churches of Brittany on the ceiling beams. This chandelier comes from the Chapel of a castle near "Le Mans" in France.
Ce curieux lustre a été sculpté sans doute vers les années 1840, à l’époque où le style troubadour s’est répandu en France. Sa thématique décline, en forme de gargouilles, la représentation des quatre évangélistes dans leur représentation symbolique (Jean en aigle, Luc en taureau Mathieu en ange, Marc en lion) et celle de quatre des sept péchés capitaux. Le traité rustique des sculpture n’est pas sans rappeler le travail des poutres et corbeaux dans les chapelles de Bretagne et de la région du Maine. La provenance de ce lustre est d’ailleurs une chapelle de château dan les environs du Mans.

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