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ANDRE-ANTOINE RAVRIO (ATTRIBUTED TO) – PAIR OF SCONCES – EMPIRE PERIOD –

Attributed to André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1817).
Pair of sconces.
Patinated bronze and ormolu decorated with a lion's head biting an arrow supporting the star-shaped binnacle. 

Empire period.

Height: 11 cm   Length :19 cm

In 1808 and 1809, the bronze smith Ravrio sold several pairs of light arms with arrows and lion masks for Fontainebleau. Two pairs were found in 1810 in the Empress's study room.

Bibliography:

Similar models are illustrated in the book "Musée national du château de Fontainebleau, Catalogue des collections de Mobilier, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire", Jean-Pierre Samoyault, Tours 1989, RMN Ed. p. 138 and 139.

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