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ref. 1634

h. picard

Bronze-caster (active since 1831)
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Large pair of rock crystal girandoles

France

Circa 1860

Height : 105 cm (41,3 in.) ; Diameter : 60 cm (23,6 in.)
Height columns : 115 cm (45,3 in.)

Rock crystal, Gilded bronze

Large pair of Louis XIV style girandoles with twelve light-arms, adorned with five rows of finely cut and faceted rock crystal pendants, topped by a dagger. The whole is supported by a beautiful garniture of gilded and chiselled bronze organized around a baluster shaft, resting on a circular base decorated with godrons and lambrequins.
An indirect lighting system reveals all the brilliance of rock crystal.

They rest on two troncated walnut colums.

biography

Henri Picard was established in Paris, 6 rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839 and then 10 rue de la Perle from 1840 to 1864. He worked on the Emperor Napoleon III’s apartments gilding at the Louvre Palace. His production was in a rich and fine style, like a Japanese style inkwell, or his Pompeian style dining table centerpieces.

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