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A Rare Antique Louis XVI Ebony Coromandel Caryatid Fireplace Mantel

An extraordinary and unique Louis XVI Regency tropical hardwood chimneypiece, in ebony coromandel wood. The frieze has ornate and intricately carved florally repeating decoration with a central Bacchus mask. The large satyrs are draped in lion skins with leaf adornment around their heads and waists.

  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
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  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
    SOLD
  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
    SOLD
  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
    SOLD
  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
    SOLD
  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
    SOLD
  • Antique French carved Ebony Wood Satyr Fireplace Mantel
    SOLD
Stock No.9415

Jean Joseph Fouco-inspired satyrs: A remarkable and extremely rare Louis XVI antique chimneypiece superbly carved in ebony coromandel, an exotic tropical hardwood. The model for the female satyrs being the originals by Jean-Joseph Foucou, 1729-1815. Each satyress is lion-skin draped, vine leaf crowned, with ivy leaves around the waist . The frieze with carved floral decoration centred by a mask of Bacchus.

Similar examples in bronze and marble executed by French 18c bronzier, Pierre Gouthiere, see our sold Stock No. 7844, from Carlton House and others in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and in the Fragonard room in the 19c New York mansion of Henry Clay Frick. The Frick Collection - both images viewable below..
French, circa 1800.



Link to: Antique English Regency chimneypieces inc. Louis XVI, French Empire and George IV fireplace mantels.
Width Height Depth
External 79 316"
201.2 cms
53"
134.5 cms
9 38"
24 cms
Internal 48 316"
122.5 cms
41 38"
105.1 cms