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Antique Ormolu Candlestick Lamp after J D Dugourc

After Jean-Demosthène Dugourc (1749-1825)
A fine quality late 19th century, French, ormolu candlestick lamp. The gadrooned lion-mask sconce above a stem of floral draped female terms, on acanthus foliate-wrapped circular spreading base with bead border. Fine original gilding. Rewired.
With their triple female caryatid shaft swagged with floral garlands, laurel collar and domed, acanthus-cast plinth, these candlesticks are based on a design attributed to Jean-Demosthène Dugourc (1749-1825) in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Candlestick height 12 1/2” (31.5cm).

Overall height 17” (43cm)

Width 5 3/8” (13.5cm)


Circa 1890

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Antique Ormolu Pair of Louis Style Table Lamp Candlesticks

A very fine pair of French, late 19th century, ormolu table lamps in the early Louis XV style. The single sconce above a stem cast with acanthus leaves standing on a spreading stepped base with scroll and shell border. Finely cast and chased with the original matt & burnished gilding. Rewired.

Height 11″ (28cm) Lamp Height 16 3/4” (42.5cm)

Width 6″ (15cm)

Depth 6″ (15cm)


Circa 1890

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Antique Ormolu Table Lamps In the Empire Style

A pair of late 19th century gilt brass candlestick lamps in the Empire style. The single sconce over a central stem cast with florets, issuing from a spreading circular base, with bands of sunflower heads. Regilded. Sympathetically converted to electricity. Rewired.

Height to bayonet 13 3/4” (35cm)

Candlestick height 9 3/4” (24.5cm)

Base diameter 4 3/4” (12cm)


Circa 1870

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Antique Bronze Athena

A finely cast and chased mid 19th century, French, Grand Tour bronze bust depicting Athena, Goddess of war. Shown with flowing hair tied at the back, a helmet topped with a wrythen snake, looking straight ahead, the square stepped base cast with a leafy border and supported on a substantial Sienna marble base. Base with nibbles to marble edges.

Height 8 3/4″ (22.2cm)

Width 4″ (10cm)

Depth 4″ (10cm)


Circa 1840

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Antique Pair of Ormolu Mounted Porcelain Vases by Paul Milet for Sevres

Paul Milet (1870-1950) for Sevres

A pair of early 20th century ormolu mounted deep blue/purple Flambé porcelain vases. The flared tops above an ormolu band with tapering ovoid body standing on a flared socle and ormolu base. Marked ‘MP SEVRES’ to the bases.

Height 11 3/4″ (30cm)

Base diameter 4″ (10.2cm)


Circa 1910

Paul Milet was the son of the ceramist Félix Optat Milet (1838-1911). After training in the laboratory of the Manufacture de Sèvres, he became a chemist and worked in the factory founded by his father in 1866 at 8, rue Troyon in Sèvres. Paul worked with Félix until his fathers death in 1911, then with his son Henri, a ceramics engineer, who later was appointed director of the factory in 1931, father and son worked in close collaboration.
At the Salon des artistes français, Milet exhibited unique and utilitarian pieces: inkwells, vases, candlesticks. He obtained an honorary diploma at the Fire Arts exhibition in 1897.
At the Universal Exhibition of 1900, he obtained a gold medal for his earthenware “of pleasant shapes, decorated by the most diverse processes, cloisonné enamels, enamels on gold paillon. In all these decorations, Millet used with discernment the rich palette of enamels that he mastered.
Milet also exhibited at the Palais Galliera during the Porcelain Exhibition in 1907, then in 1909 and 1911 at the Exhibition of stoneware, earthenware and terracotta.
He abandoned porcelain production after the First World War.

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Antique Pair of Regency Bronze Candlesticks

A fine pair of early 19th century, George III, patinated bronze candlesticks. Each in the form of a kneeling winged maiden in classical dress, arms raised holding a candle sconce in the form of a swagged urn with an entwined serpent, and retaining the original drip pans. The square stepped plinth bases are weighted with cast iron.

Height 7 1/2″ (19cm)

Width 3 1/4″ (8.2cm)

Depth 3 1/4″ (8.2cm)


Circa 1810

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Antique Set of Six Victorian Dining Chairs

A fine set of six Victorian mid 19th century mahogany buckle back dining chairs. Each chair with a shaped top rail and acanthus carved mid rail, with reupholstered drop in seats and turned front legs. Fine original patination and excellent condition.

Height 33” (84cm) Seat height 18 1/2” (47cm)

Depth 16” (40.5cm)

Width 18” (46cm)


Circa 1850

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Antique Rococo Ormolu Firescreen

An attractive French ormolu firescreen in the rococo style, from the first half of the 20th century. The original mesh mounted with three sprays of flowers, unusually cast issuing from the screen, inset a rococo scrolling acanthus cast frame, with triform feet. Retaining the original ormolu finish.

Height 26 3/8” (67cm)

Width 28 3/8” (72cm)

Depth 8 1/4” (21cm)


Circa 1930