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A Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Enamelled Torchères

A Fine Pair of Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze and Enamelled Torchères

REF No. B65840

France, Circa 1880

H   230 cm | 90 in
W   56 cm | 22 in
D   49 cm | 19 in

The bronze variously numbered to the reverse ‘2445’.

Reputedly forming part of the furnishings of the the Hermes Villa in Vienna, this sophisticated pair of torcheres are of exceptional quality with superbly cast and gilded bronze figurative mounts.

The Hermes Villa was commissioned by the Viennese Emperor Franz Joseph as a retreat for the Empress Elisabeth. Built between 1882 and 1886, it was considered one of the most outstanding examples of villa architecture of the late romantic period.

The villa was to take its name from the statue of Hermes which stood in the grounds.

Provenance

Reputedly forming part of the furnishings of the the Hermes Villa in Vienna, this sophisticated pair of torcheres are of exceptional quality with superbly cast and gilded bronze figurative mounts.

The Hermes Villa was commissioned by the Viennese Emperor Franz Joseph as a retreat for the Empress Elisabeth. Built between 1882 and 1886, it was considered one of the most outstanding examples of villa architecture of the late romantic period.

The villa was to take its name from the statue of Hermes which stood in the grounds.

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