Gilded Interiors: French Masterpieces of Gilt Bronze
Much loved by the neo-classical architects of the late 18th century, gilt bronze was used for the embellishment of furniture and porcelain, or in the creation of beautiful yet functional objects such as candelabra, clocks and firedogs. This rare survey of an often-overlooked area of decorative art includes pieces by some of the great masters of gilt bronze, including François Rémond, Claude Pitoin and Pierre Gouthière—sculptors whose wealthy patrons included Marie-Antoinette and the Duc d’Aumont. Displayed alongside these objects are drawings of Ancient Rome by Pierre-Adrien Pâris, which show how antique aesthetics inspired the era’s decorative art.
The Wallace Collection
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