Antique Pair French Ormolu Classical Maidens Dancing Early C1820
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This is a delightful pair of antique French ormolu classical maidens dancing. Dating from around 1820, they are dressed in classical Greek style and the folds of their garments are wonderfully represented each with a clasp fastening on the right shoulder.
They have captivating facial expressions and finely detailed hair gathered into laurel crowns. They have different poses, with one being transported by the sound of the music of the spheres and the other accompanying the unheard music with a pair of hand cymbals.
They are raised on cylindrical socles with square plinth bases with excellent chasing and detail. As can be viewed from the photographs we have provided in our gallery, they are in excellent condition with only a small amount of wear and tear commensurate with the age of the pieces.
They provide a wonderful example of French ormolu and are sure to be cherished by anyone who has an appreciation of the classics.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 34 x Width 10 x Depth 10
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 4 inches x Depth 4 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
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Our reference: 08611
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