Louis XVI grate of ormolu and steel with classical and musical motifs; the columns of bronze and ormolu, each supporting a bronze figure; one of Apollo, the other of the Musee Euterpe.
Fire grate and pair of columns by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, 1788
© V&A Picture Library
- Grate: ormolu & steel, Columns: bronze & ormolu
- Art Fund grant:
- £39,025 ( Total: £156,100)
- Acquired in:
Grate: 109.5 cm x 84.5cm x 48.5 cm. Columns: h.105 cm.
Commissioned by Linnell for Uxbridge House but rejected and sold to Courtenay for the music room at Powderham. Christie's 1987.