Pair of French Empire Bronze Sphinxes

PAIR of French Empire-style (19/20th Century) bronze sphinx andirons on rectangular base (PRICED AS PAIR)
ITEM #
041082
WIDTH
10.8"
STYLE
French Empire
DEPTH
5.5"
COLOR
Gold
HEIGHT
16.5"
CATEGORY
Accessories > Fireplace Accessories
$8,700 / Pair (USD)
In Stock
Qty: 1

Pair of French Empire Bronze Sphinxes

In Stock
$8,700
Quantity: 1
PAIR of French Empire-style (19/20th Century) bronze sphinx andirons on rectangular base (PRICED AS PAIR)
ITEM #
041082
WIDTH
10.8"
DEPTH
5.5"
HEIGHT
16.5"
STYLE
French Empire
COLOR
Gold
Category
Accessories > Fireplace Accessories
Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

Andirons

Andirons

Andirons are bracket supports that hold logs in fireplaces, allowing air to circulate under the firewood for better burning and reduced smoke. Though originally made of cast iron, the Renaissance brought increasingly decorative styles in brass, bronze, and silver. From the 18th century on, andirons were commonly used as decorative objects since many fireplaces had built in metal grates to hold firewood.

Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

Andirons

Andirons

Andirons are bracket supports that hold logs in fireplaces, allowing air to circulate under the firewood for better burning and reduced smoke. Though originally made of cast iron, the Renaissance brought increasingly decorative styles in brass, bronze, and silver. From the 18th century on, andirons were commonly used as decorative objects since many fireplaces had built in metal grates to hold firewood.

Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

Andirons

Andirons

Andirons are bracket supports that hold logs in fireplaces, allowing air to circulate under the firewood for better burning and reduced smoke. Though originally made of cast iron, the Renaissance brought increasingly decorative styles in brass, bronze, and silver. From the 18th century on, andirons were commonly used as decorative objects since many fireplaces had built in metal grates to hold firewood.

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