Fire grate and pair of columns by Pierre-Philippe Thomire

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.

Details

Medium:
Grate: ormolu & steel, Columns: bronze & ormolu
Art Fund grant:
£39,025 ( Total: £156,100)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Christie's

Grate: 109.5 cm x 84.5cm x 48.5 cm. Columns: h.105 cm.

Provenance

Commissioned by Linnell for Uxbridge House but rejected and sold to Courtenay for the music room at Powderham. Christie's 1987.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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