Fireplace Ormolu Fender, Screen w/Cupid Andirons - French Ormolu, 19th Century
French ormolu fender, and irons, matching fire screen, fire tolls. The ornate fire screen equipment includes a beautiful fireplace fender, screen, and cupid andirons, flanked on either side in Ormolu Bronze adorned with antiqued brass foliage and below a matching fender. All deeply-scrolled.
The detailed floral motifs alongside more geometric shapes show an intricate and lovely floral design element and makes for a great find. The intricate detail of the florals and the bordered detailing is magnificent. Motifs included rosettes, garlands, festoons in an elegant display.
Details: The beautiful French ormolu fireplace screen is ornately crafted with a detailed crest of scrolls and garlands at the top. The screen is bordered in embossed designs, with acorn finials. At the bottom is a pair of embracing putti winged surrounded by garlands and torcherie. The cupids, with arms outstretched arms are very expressive. They have detailed facial features and ethereal expression. At the bottom corners are elegant swans. The base is surmounted by double scrolled feet.
The Fender is a heavy ornate piece, bordered at the bottom in embossed designs , with detailed branches, scrolls and garlands of grapes and ivy at the top.
A pair of ornate ormolu bronze cupids, Putti chenets andirons guards this classical French ormolu fireplace and flank the footed fireplace screen. Expertly crafted in the Rococo Revival style, the chenets each feature a standing putti holding an ornate vine of clusters of fruit and grapes above its head and is atop a stylistic splendid rococo scrolled foliage base. The pair of absolutely lovely cupids are very classical in design in a very rich bronze. Fabulous accents on the little wings and drapery with the superior definition in the casting in these figures. The lines are mellow. They have an outstanding rich and mellow surface patina. They are elegant and grand in form and design.
It is an amazing architectural fireplace element that would be a grand showpiece in a commercial setting or stately home
Size: Firescreen stands 28” tall by 28” wide.
The Cupid chenet andirons are approximately 20“ tall The fender is 23” long with height of about 8 "
Condition: For its age it is in very good condition.There may be very minor imperfections to the gilt in this very old piece, only adding character. It makes a handsome architectural accent .