(Active from 1853 until 1918)
Exceptional pair of gilded bronze chandeliers
Height : 105 cm (41 1/3 in.) ; Diameter : 111 cm (43 3/4 in.)
A sumptuous pair of 16 lights gilded bronze chandeliers, ornamented with Louis XV style motifs, such the five patinated putti under an architectural structure, surmounting the foliated scrolled light arms and their flower shaped frosted glass lamp shades.
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 authorisation 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.