329. Antique Grand Tour French Ormolu Bronze Architectural Model Arc de Triomphe Paris


Absolutely Stunning Grand Tour Patinated Bronze and Ormolu chisel cast example of the architectural model of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, of seldom found large proportions. Third quarter of the Nineteenth Century. Superbly cast and wonderfully detailed with a deep brown patination. Complete with its original black marble platform rectangular base. 

Condition: Good condition with nice surface patination, professionally re-gold plated and bronze patinated, originally had twelve ormolu bollards on marble floor, now lacking four, however the marble holes have been professionally filled in which is nicely done. 

Height: 10.5” (26.5cm). Width: (at marble base): 10.25” (26cm). Depth: (at marble base) 7” (17.5cm). Weight: (unpacked) 10.15kg 

Eur.2850.00 

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.  

Fine example of an increasingly difficult to find Grand Tour model of such impressive weight and size.