Gilt Bronze

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Gilt bronze was highly used during 18th and 19th centuries to create work of art such as fireplaces, on stairway railings, door locks, luminaries (chandeliers, lanterns, and candelabras), on furnishings, in clockwork (pendulums, clocks, and barometers), on mounted vases, fireplace frames, and ink-pots. Gilt bronze is typical of french antiques. #french #antiques #gilt #bronze #18thcentury #19thcentury #paris

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Cristallerie BACCARAT - Crystal and gilt bronze liquor cellar, century (Reference - Available at Gallery Marc Maison Fireplace Frame, Baccarat Crystal, Bronze, Liqueur, Architectural Antiques, Cave, Objet D'art, Candelabra, Decoration

Cristallerie BACCARAT - Crystal and gilt bronze liquor cellar, 19th century - Objects

This liquor cellar was made at the end of the 19th century by the French manufacturer Baccarat Crystal. Made with crystal and bronze, this very precious liquor cellar plays on transparency : bronze is the structure of a finely knurled crystal. Inside, there is a set of two flasks and glasses finely decorated with golden stars. World-famous, Baccarat Crystal is located in Lorraine (East of France). Created at the initiative of Monsignor de Montmorency-Laval, Bishop of Metz in 1764, Baccarat…

Important gilt bronze clock with griffins and solar mask, late century (Reference - Available at Gallery Marc Maison Fireplace Frame, Griffins, Religious Architecture, Second Empire, Architectural Antiques, Middle Ages, French Antiques, 18th Century, Clocks

Important gilt bronze clock with griffins and solar mask, late 19th century - Clocks, garnitures

This beautiful gilt bronze clock with abundant ornamentation is characteristic of the 19th-century eclecticism which impacted also decorative arts. Dimensions, material and clock decoration make it very imposing. It was designed as miniature architecture : the columns on the sides structure the clock which is capped by a dome, as a Pantheon. The two griffins present on both sides are reminiscent of the gargoyles that adorn the Gothic cathedrals. Their presence on this object is a trace of…

A pair of griffin andirons for the cabinet of Marie Antoinette at the chateau of Saint-Cloud. Antique Furniture, Furniture Decor, French Antiques, Vintage Antiques, Louis Seize, Fireplace Frame, Baroque Architecture, Frou Frou, Louis Xvi

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André-Charles BOULLE - (after), Mazarin Chandelier with eight lights in gilt bronze (Reference v Ceiling Lamp, Ceiling Lights, Fireplace Frame, Bronze Chandelier, Glass Molds, Acanthus, Cabinet Makers, Candelabra, Versailles

André-Charles BOULLE (1642 - 1732) (after), Mazarin Chandelier with eight lights in gilt bronze - Chandeliers, ceiling lamps

Chandelier “ Mazarin ” in gilt bronze with eight lights in the form of lanterns in molded glass. The bronze ornaments in forme of : putti crowned with raisins, godrons, florets, acanthus, scrollwork, quiver and arrows. This chandelier is after a model made by André-Charles Boulle (1642 - 1732), currently in the Louvre museum collections.This great artist was the cabinetmaker, founder, sculptor, gilder and designer of the Sun King, Louis XIV. He also designed the “ Mazarin ” desk, in…

Antique pair of gilded bronze and brown patina bronze andirons with cat and dog decor (Reference - Available at Galerie Marc Maison Art Nouveau, Fireplace Frame, Napoleon Iii, Fireplace Accessories, Architectural Antiques, Household Items, French Antiques, Dog Cat, Pairs

Antique pair of gilded bronze and brown patina bronze andirons with cat and dog decor - Firedogs, andirons

This pair of andirons from the 19th century was made out of bronze with two tone patina. This design with a dog and a cat is rather interesting and rare. This model is made after Jacques Caffieri (1678-1755), famoux sculptor and bronze manufacturer from Italy and working in Paris. Polished and varnished gilded bronze and brown patina bronze.

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Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Berlin. Table, ca. 1833–34. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Wrightsman Fund, 2000 (2000.189)

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Extraordinary antique Louis XIV style fireplace with lions heads in Alabastro di Busca and gilded bronze (Reference - Available at Galerie Marc Maison Fireplace Frame, Fireplace Mantels, Vases, Antoine Bourdelle, Alabaster Stone, Antique Furniture, Furniture Ideas, Architectural Antiques, Louis Xiv

Extraordinary antique Louis XIV style fireplace with lions heads in Alabastro di Busca and gilded bronze - Marble

This extraordinary antique fireplace was in the Meeting room of the Fenaille mansion created by Maurice Fenaille in Severac le Chateau, South of France, in 1912. Made out of Alabastro di Busca during the 19th century, this fireplace is garnished with sublime gilt bronze ornaments with lions heads and a large foliaged shell. Louis XIV style , this fireplace is inspired from the fireplace which is in the Salon of Hercule in the Versailles Palace . Both sides of this fireplace are ornated with…

Extraordinary antique Louis XIV style fireplace with lions heads in Alabastro di Busca and gilded bronze (Reference - Available at Galerie Marc Maison Fireplace Frame, Home Fireplace, Fireplace Mantels, Fireplaces, Antoine Bourdelle, Alabaster Stone, Architectural Antiques, Louis Xiv, Acanthus

Extraordinary antique Louis XIV style fireplace with lions heads in Alabastro di Busca and gilded bronze - Marble

This extraordinary antique fireplace was in the Meeting room of the Fenaille mansion created by Maurice Fenaille in Severac le Chateau, South of France, in 1912. Made out of Alabastro di Busca during the 19th century, this fireplace is garnished with sublime gilt bronze ornaments with lions heads and a large foliaged shell. Louis XIV style , this fireplace is inspired from the fireplace which is in the Salon of Hercule in the Versailles Palace . Both sides of this fireplace are ornated with…

Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE - "Night" and "Day", exceptional antique gilt bronze fire fender after the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de Medici by Michelangelo (Reference - Available at Galerie Marc Maison - Architectural Antiques, Architectural Elements, Fireplace Frame, Fire Pots, Fireplace Accessories, Empire Style, Day For Night, Ferdinand, Michelangelo

Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE - Night and Day, exceptional antique gilt bronze fire fender after the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de Medici by Michelangelo - Firedogs, andirons

This exceptional antique gilt bronze fire fender was made circa 1880. It bears the signature of the famous parisian bronze manufacturer Ferdinand Barbedienne . At both ends, figures of -- Day -- and -- Night -- are made after the sumptuous marble statues executed by Michelangelo for the Tomb of Julian de Medici, Duke of Nemours, which is located in the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Firenze, Italy.

Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE - "Night" and "Day", exceptional antique gilt bronze fire fender after the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de Medici by Michelangelo - Marc Maison - Fireplace accessories, Firedogs, andirons Architectural Antiques, Architectural Elements, Fireplace Frame, Fire Pots, Firenze Italy, Cedar Homes, Bronze, Julien, Fireplace Accessories

Ferdinand BARBEDIENNE - Night and Day, exceptional antique gilt bronze fire fender after the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo de Medici by Michelangelo - Firedogs, andirons

This exceptional antique gilt bronze fire fender was made circa 1880. It bears the signature of the famous parisian bronze manufacturer Ferdinand Barbedienne . At both ends, figures of -- Day -- and -- Night -- are made after the sumptuous marble statues executed by Michelangelo for the Tomb of Julian de Medici, Duke of Nemours, which is located in the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Firenze, Italy.

Exceptional Napoleon III style fireplace in Red Griotte marble with gilt bronze Caryatids with Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway coat of arms (ref. - Available at Galerie Marc Maison - Fireplace Frame, Order Of The Garter, Napoleon Iii, Architectural Antiques, Coat Of Arms, French Antiques, Marble, Bronze, Statue

Exceptional fireplace in Red Griotte marble with gilt bronze Caryatids with Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway coat of arms - Marble

This fireplace is quite exceptional and unique. Realized in the second half of the 19th century, this mantel is made out of Red Griotte marble. The jambs of the fireplace are adorned with caryatids (See caryatid ) made out of gilt bronze . The two women, bare chest, support fleshy flower garlands. The center of the frieze is decorated with a wide foliaged shell made of gilt bronze. The sides of this fireplace are slightly curved and paneled. This comptuous fireplace comes with its original…

Exceptional Napoleon III style fireplace in Red Griotte marble with gilt bronze Caryatids with Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway coat of arms (ref. - Available at Galerie Marc Maison - Rumford Fireplace, Fireplace Frame, Fireplace Mantle, Fireplace Surrounds, French Furniture, Antique Furniture, Best Desk, Napoleon Iii, Bronze

Exceptional fireplace in Red Griotte marble with gilt bronze Caryatids with Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway coat of arms - Marble

This fireplace is quite exceptional and unique. Realized in the second half of the 19th century, this mantel is made out of Red Griotte marble. The jambs of the fireplace are adorned with caryatids (See caryatid ) made out of gilt bronze . The two women, bare chest, support fleshy flower garlands. The center of the frieze is decorated with a wide foliaged shell made of gilt bronze. The sides of this fireplace are slightly curved and paneled. This comptuous fireplace comes with its original…

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Crafting an object out of gilt bronze demands a considerable amount of work and the participation of several workers and different trades. Firstly, a sculptor creates a mock-up of the object out of terracotta or wood, following a drawing or model. Then, after printing a mold of the mock-up, the smelter-chiseler smelts the bronze by casting the molten metal into the mold. The chiseling is very important to the value of a bronze piece. At this step, the smelter-chiseler must render the model…