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Ref. 1613

H. Picard

Bronze-caster (active since 1831)
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Pair of rock crystal and amethyst girandoles  

France
Circa 1860

Height: 55 cm (25 ¾); Width: 30,5 cm (12 in.)

Beautiful pair of three arm lights girandoles with rock crystal and amethyst pendants. Inserted into a lovely chiseled and gilt bronze Louis XVI style mount in a shape of a lyre adorned with eagles’ heads, resting on a triangular base. To be put against a wall or a mirror.

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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