A 19th century Louis XIV style patinated and gilt-bronze adjustable fireplace fender, the ends mounted with tall (18.5 inches) finial mounted chenets depicting harpies in the manner of André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732), the frieze with a guilloche cast decoration and a central patinated acanthus leave ornament. Boulle’s work owes much of its inspiration to Jean Berain’s designs (1640 -1711). The “Berainesque” style of playful grotesques was an essential element in the style Régence that led to the French rococo. A style that came into fashion again in the middle of the 19th century. Adjustable length between 95cm and 120 cm (37.4 inches to 42.2 inches). More fire fenders available in our 1stdibs store.
Literature: Ottomeier/Pröschel: Vergoldete Bronzen, Volume I, p. 68, fig. 1.10.3
Condition. Good, wear consistent with age and use – detailed condition report on request