20C French Classical Revival Style Bronzed Metal Desk Stand with Ormolu Gilt Mounts

20C French Classical Revival Style Bronzed Metal Desk Stand with Ormolu Gilt Mounts.

LOVELY 20th Century French, classical revival style bronzed and ormolu mounted gilt metal table or desk stand.

Mid-20th Century…….2 gilted and hinged lidded inkwells (no glass)…..pen holders and a central candlestick.

Classical figures including central winged lady/cat hybrid…… giltedĀ face to front…..gilted handles.

Lions head as central motif on back plate.

Gorgeously decorative item !!!!

Highly desirable !

20C French Classical Revival Style Bronzed Metal Desk Stand.

Neo-Classical:

The term is associated with an academic revival of Classicism that began in France in the mid 18th century when architects began to study classical buildings anew rather than later derivatives or Renaissance examples. During the 18th century there was a greater interest in archaeology and antiquarianism, partly fuelled by the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum and the rediscovery of the architecture of ancient Greece. The style is characterised by severity of appearance and solidity, with orders being used in a structural rather than a decorative manner.

Classical Revival

Classical Revival loosely describes architecture employing classical elements, but that is less severe in appearance than Neo-Classical architecture. Examples of it can be seen throughout the 19th and the early 20th century.

Link: https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ArchitecturalStyles/Classical.aspx

20C French Classical Revival Style Bronzed Metal Desk Stand.

Provenance: Bought at Auction in Ireland.

Dimensions: 20.5″ wide, 8.5″ deep and 9″ tall

Condition: Excellent.

Price Now: $440

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