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  • Provenance

    Private collection, France
    Thence by descent
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Albert Cheuret’s distinctive use of alabaster and bronze in the present ceiling light illustrates the artist’s background in sculpture which he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before becoming a decorator. Cheuret’s designs include furniture and lighting, which he regularly exhibited at the major Paris salons and exhibitions, and that were largely inspired by nature as illustrated by the bronze cast owl in the present work which integrates decoration and form. This motif, set against the translucency of the illuminated alabaster shade, evokes an owl in the night sky.

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Rare ceiling light

circa 1920
Alabaster, partially silvered bronze, coloured glass.
70.5 x 22 x 24.5 cm (27 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Bronze incised Albert Cheuret and impressed MADE IN FRANCE.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £20,000

Contact Specialist

Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019
[email protected]

Design

London Auction 19 June 2020