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Diana by FALGUIERE French Bronze Figural Table Lamp

Diana by FALGUIERE French Bronze Figural Table Lamp

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Lighting: Tabletop: Pre 1920: Item # 763380

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This antique cast bronze figurine of the hunter Diana by Jean-Alexandre-Joseph Falguiere (1831-1900) was cast by Thiebaut Freres of Paris and has been drilled for use as lamp. Signed " A Falguière " and with the foundry mark " THIEBAUT FRERES FONDEURS PARIS ". Measures 32.5" high, 9" wide and 8" deep and weighs an estimated 15-20 lbs. Bronze figurine alone measures approximately 18" high. Lamp is in fine working order and all hardware and wiring is in good condition. Gilt wooden pedestal and wiring appear to be roughly 20-35 years old. According to Sotheby's, the original life-size plaster model of Diana was exhibited at the 1882 Paris Salon and was later carved in marble and exhibited at the 1887 Salon. These original works are now in the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse France. This work was also cast by Thiebaut in a 30" tall size, and on 4/2/02 Sotheby's London sold such a casting in lot 189 for 3,346 BP. Other castings of works by Falguiere have regularly appeared at major auction with sales ranging from $6,000 to $20,000. This item resides in Norwalk CT 06854 and may be seen by appointment. Thanks for visiting. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.