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19th C. French Brass Garniture de Cheminee (3 pcs)

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19th C. French Brass Garniture de Cheminee (3 pcs)
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Western Europe, France, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A decadent trio of brass mantel pieces or to be more elegant and use the aristocratic, court language: "garniture de cheminee." Ornate rococo and baroque inspired pillars, scrolling vines, and classical Grecian urns adorn the clock. The face is protected by a glass door, the numbers marked by enamel Roman numerals, and the interior clock work is stamped with the clockmaker mark of Japy Freres: "JAPY FRERES Cie MED. D' HONNEUR." The matching candelabras are each set on a large, hollow base with a central tiered stem and 4 arms with removable drip pans. Size (clock): 14.5" L x 6.25" W x 20" H (36.8 cm x 15.9 cm x 50.8 cm)

Please note, many garniture de cheminee are often mislabeled as "ormolu," and true ormolu is gilded by a process using powdered gold and mercury, brushed onto surface. During the second half of the 19th century, pieces were gilded by a process of electrolysis and do not contain mercury or gold, and these are often inaccurately referred to as ormolu. This set dates the latter half of the 19th to early part of the 20th century.

Provenance: private Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA collection; ex-private Arkansas, USA collection, via descent in 2021; ex-private Florida estate, USA, acquired from the 1960s to 1970s

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Wear commensurate with age and use on all. Clock functions intermittently, but could be repaired, and key is included. Maker stamp is rubbed but partially discernable. Pillar on left side of clock is slightly loose, and some bending to candelabra arms. Light areas of dark patina and toning to brass surfaces.
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19th C. French Brass Garniture de Cheminee (3 pcs)

Estimate $1,600 - $2,400
Jul 14, 2022
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0166: 19th C. French Brass Garniture de Cheminee (3 pcs)

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Est. $1,600 - $2,400Starting Price $800
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Jul 14, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0166 Details

Description
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Western Europe, France, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A decadent trio of brass mantel pieces or to be more elegant and use the aristocratic, court language: "garniture de cheminee." Ornate rococo and baroque inspired pillars, scrolling vines, and classical Grecian urns adorn the clock. The face is protected by a glass door, the numbers marked by enamel Roman numerals, and the interior clock work is stamped with the clockmaker mark of Japy Freres: "JAPY FRERES Cie MED. D' HONNEUR." The matching candelabras are each set on a large, hollow base with a central tiered stem and 4 arms with removable drip pans. Size (clock): 14.5" L x 6.25" W x 20" H (36.8 cm x 15.9 cm x 50.8 cm)

Please note, many garniture de cheminee are often mislabeled as "ormolu," and true ormolu is gilded by a process using powdered gold and mercury, brushed onto surface. During the second half of the 19th century, pieces were gilded by a process of electrolysis and do not contain mercury or gold, and these are often inaccurately referred to as ormolu. This set dates the latter half of the 19th to early part of the 20th century.

Provenance: private Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA collection; ex-private Arkansas, USA collection, via descent in 2021; ex-private Florida estate, USA, acquired from the 1960s to 1970s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#171676
Condition
...
Wear commensurate with age and use on all. Clock functions intermittently, but could be repaired, and key is included. Maker stamp is rubbed but partially discernable. Pillar on left side of clock is slightly loose, and some bending to candelabra arms. Light areas of dark patina and toning to brass surfaces.

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