Decorative gilt-bronze panels. Some made to go over doors and some that was part of the paneling for a room. French.

Overdoor panel. 19th c. French. Gilt bronze. Maker not known. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Hindman, Chicago. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/90381819_a-french-gilt-bronze-overdoor-panel
Cream painted and parcel-gilt panel made to be used in a paneled room and intended to go over a door. Foliate decoration with putti. One of 16 panels. ca. 1730. Louis XV. French. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xv-parcel-gilt-and-cream-painted-panelled-5597251-de
Cream painted and parcel-gilt panel made to be used in a paneled room. Foliate decoration with birds. One of 16 panels. ca. 1730. Louis XV. French. Maker not known. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-louis-xv-parcel-gilt-and-cream-painted-panelled-5597251-details.aspx

Bronze and gilt bronze chandeliers so bright they almost don’t need light bulbs. Edward F. Caldwell, maker. Starting his own firm in New York, he was a friend of Stanford White, electric impresario to the Waldorf Astoria and general lighter up to the stars.

Ten light chandelier.ca. 1900-1925. Gilt bronze.
Ten light chandelier.ca. 1900-1925. Gilt bronze. Fair use license. http://www.artnet.com/artists/edward-f-caldwell-co/a-gilt-bronze-ten-light-chandelier-i4wzJNmAm8q74m4jzI-bJQ2.

Chandelier. Gilt bronze. 1895-ca. 1920.
Chandelier. Gilt bronze. 1895-ca. 1920. Image © Carlton Hobbs Provenance. Fair use license. via http://carltonhobbsprovenance.com/gallery/pair-of-gilt-bronze-chandeliers-by-edward-f-caldwell.

Neoclassical chandelier. Bronze. 1920's.
Neoclassical chandelier. Bronze. 1920’s. Image © Lost City Arts, 2017. Fair use licence. via https://www.lostcityarts.com/bronze-neoclassical-chandelier-usa-1920s/.

Tableware bedazzled enough to make the veritable beams of the noon day sun bounce. Pierre Philippe Thomire of Paris, naker (1751–1843). Gilder to Marie Antoinette and Napoleon.

Three light sconce. 1788.
Three light sconce. 1788. Cast by Étienne-Jean or Pierre-Auguste Forestier. Gilt bronze. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/206788?searchField=All&sortBy=relevance&ft=Tho.

Centerpiece. ca. 1810-1820.
Centerpiece. ca. 1810-1820. Gilt bronze. Image © the Victoria and Albert Museum. via http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O95002/centrepiece-thomire-pierre-philippe/.

Pair of candelabra in the Empire style. ca. 1830.
Pair of candelabra in the Empire style. ca. 1830. Gilt bronze, gold plating and malachite. Image © Veryimportantlot.com. via https://veryimportantlot.com/en/lot/view/pair-of-fine-empire-candelabra-signed-thomire-a-pa-2141.

Table centerpiece. ca. 1806.
Table centerpiece. Given by Napoleon as a wedding gift to his stepson in 1806. Cast and gilt bronze with hand engraving, cut glass and a silvered mirror. Collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use licence. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18636423/#image-rights.

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