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Maison Millet (Attributed)

A Pair Of Louis XV Style Pedestals

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Wood, Marquetry, Gilt-bronze
Dimensions
W. 14.57 in; H. 42.52 in; D. 14.57 in;
W. 37 cm; H. 108 cm; D. 37 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date Circa 1880
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description A Very Fine Pair Of Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Inlaid Pedestals, Firmly Attributed to Maison Millet.

This elegant pair of Louis XV style pedestals have shaped brèche d'Alep marble tops, above bombe shaped cases with marquetry inlaid ribbon-tied floral branches. The angles are mounted with fine gilt-bronze foliate clasps and the feet terminate in scrolling acanthus-cast sabots.

Maison Millet was established by Blaise Millet in 1853, and continued by his son Theodore until 1902 from premises at 11 rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris, before relocating to 23 boulevard Beaumarchais.

Millet produced fine quality meubles de luxe, specialising in meubles et bronzes d'art, genre ancien et moderne, with an accent on the Louis XV and XVI styles. The firm's work covered a wide range of furniture, including authorised copies of eighteenth-century styles.

Millet won awards in Paris and London including a gold medal at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900 and three further diplômes d'honneur and four médailles d'or. In 1902 the firm was authorised by the director of the Palace of Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux.

Maison Millet was an active client of François Linke.

Bibliography:
Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2006; pps. 276, 317, 320.

Ledoux - Lebard, Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIXe siècle, Les Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris), 1984; pp. 484-486.
Styles / Movements Louis XV, Traditional
Book References Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Pierre. L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Les Editions de L'Amateur, (Paris), 2010.
Dealer Reference Number B72360
Incollect Reference Number 309108
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