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Item # 3965


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A Fantastic Quality Pair of Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Three Light Sconces

By Maison Millet

 

The finely chiseled sconces with spiral arms decorated with leaves and berries, the body centered with swags of roses and flowers, the top with a bow knotted ribbon and the bottom with tassels.

 

Signed Millet A Paris to the base of each sconce.

 

Maison Millet was established by Théodore Millet in 1853, and operated until 1902 from premises at 11, Rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris before relocating to 23, Boulevard Beaumarchais. Maison Millet was a highly regarded furniture firm that was described as producing 'meuble et bronze d'art, genre ancien et moderne.' The company won several awards in the series of exhibitions in London and Paris, such as the gold Medal in the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900 and three further diplomes d'honneur and four médailles d'or for the furniture they produced. The firm specialized in the Louis XV and XVI styles though they were acclaimed by their contemporaries for working in their own modern style. In March 1902, the firm was authorized by the Palais de Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux. An auction was held in 1906 clearing the remaining stock and the firm finally ceased trading in 1918. Maison Millet was an active client of François Linke.


Item # 3965

Details
Height: 37 inches / 94cm
Width: 18 inches / 46cm
Depth: 12 inches / 30cm
Lights: 3
Maker: Maison Millet

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