422. Antique Grand Tour French Carved Marble Architectural Model Arc de Triomphe Paris

Absolutely Stunning Grand Tour Hand Carved example of the architectural model of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, of seldom found generous proportions. Late Nineteenth Century. Superbly carved and wonderfully detailed with a pinkish brown veining throughout and nice patination. Complete with its original cream alabaster platform rectangular base. 

Condition: Good condition with nice surface patination and no losses, professionally cleaned. Few tiny, tiny plea bites on alabaster base, the green baise has been removed and new pads replaced. 

Height: 5” (12.5cm). Width: (at base): 5.25” (13.25cm). Depth: (at base just under) 2.5” (6cm). 

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Affordable fixed price Worldwide Store to door shipping offered by Seller. 

L’Arc de Triomphe was created by Architects Jean-Francois Therese Chalgrin and Jean-Arnaud Raymond, took thirty years to build from 1806 to 1836. 

Built to commemorate French soldiers that had died in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the imposing arch, completed in 1836 under the rule of Louis Phillipe, became a highlight stop for individuals on the Grand Tour in the second half of the 19th century.