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Ref 1413

Maison MILLET

Bronze – caster
(Active from 1853 to 1918)
(Attributed to)

Important pair of candelabras

France
Circa 1880
Height. : 110 cm (43.30 in.) ; Width. : 51 cm (20.07 in.) ; Depth : 23 cm (9.05 in.)

 

Beautiful pair of Louis XV style flower bouquet shaped candlearms candelabra. Composed of a vase decorated with, on each side, scrolled handles finishing in rushes. It supports a foliate carnation bouquet of five lights. The vase rests on a square base circled by a beribboned décor, mounting of four acanthus leaves staples.

 

Biography

The firm of Millet T. was founded in Paris in 1853. A very talented specialist in 18th Century reproductions, Millet produced furniture and artistic bronzes of the highest quality. He was one of the few cabinet-makers to obtain authorization from the Château de Versailles to make a replica of Queen Marie-Antoinette’s great jewel cabinet. As an artist of great merit he obtained the highest rewards such as the Gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1889 and the Grand Prize at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The photographic archives show, among some views taken in the Millet’s workshop and his Parisian shop, the stand held by him during the Saint-Louis Universal Exhibition of 1904. Among Millet’s masterpieces then exposed, this chimney decoration is to be seen. The firm lasted until 1918.

 

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