Set of four Italian carved gilt wood girandoles,
probably Tuscan, Italy circa 1800
priced for the four
Several repairs, oxidation to the mirror plates, sconces lacking
19th century French walnut mirror in the Moroccan style
France, circa 1870
Provenance: Ex collection Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint Laurent
from their house “The Datcha” in the grounds of the neo-gothic villa, Château Gabriel in Benerville-sur-Mer, near Deauville, France.
Ten minutes away from the Château Gabriel (acquired in 1983), Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé had a little datcha built. Recalling the small country houses in Russia, it was decorated by their friend Jacques Grange, who created an interior reminiscent of the Ballets russes and Léon Bakst.
Early 18th century architecturally carved pine over mantle in the manner of William Kent. Weathered with traces of original grey paint. A rare decorative survival from the first half of the eighteenth century. Much wear and tear, parts of moulding are absent, old worm damage, associated mercury glass mirror plate.