Louis XVI-Style Bronze Chenets

  • The cherubic gods Cupid and Mercury sit atop this pair of fireplace chenets
  • Crafted of stunning doré and patinated bronze, these figures display a neoclassical elegance
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Item No. 31-4674

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Cherubs representing the gods Cupid and Mercury, indicated by their respective bow and winged helmet, sit atop this charming pair of French chenets, or fireplace andirons. Crafted of stunning doré and patinated bronze, these figures display a delightful neoclassical elegance characteristic of Louis XVI design.

Chenets were a staple of any well-appointed home, serving as both decorative and useful objects. They were placed in front of a fireplace to protect priceless rugs and flooring from rolling logs. Only the grandest homes would have had chenets as beautifully designed as these.

Late 19th century

7” wide x 3 3/4" deep x 10 1/4” high
Louis XVI-Style Bronze Chenets
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Andirons/Chenets
Depth: 3.75 Inches
Width: 7.0 Inches
Height: 10.25 Inches
Louis XVI-Style Bronze Chenets
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