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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA595126: Pair Of Early C19th French Empire Cast Lead Bronzed Roundels Of Napoleon And Marie-louise Bonaparte In Turned Mahogany Frames .

Pair Of Early C19th French Empire Cast Lead Bronzed Roundels Of Napoleon And Marie-louise Bonaparte In Turned Mahogany Frames .

£1,300    $1,685    €1,545
Pair of early C19th French Empire cast lead bronzed roundels of Napoleon and Marie-Louise Bonaparte in turned circular mahogany frames with convex glass .
 
Patinated as bronze , the cast-lead profile roundels of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France and his second wife , Marie-Louise . The single roundel depicts the Emperor wearing a laurel wreath , or 'Corona Civitas' ,recalling the Emperors of the ancient Roman Empire.
 
The second roundel shows both the Emperor and Empress in a double profile image .
 
Each study is signed beneath the bust shoulder "Andrieu F", Andrieu Fecit . The sculptor being Bertrand Andrieu , the medals probably struck to commemorate the second marriage of Napoleon to the Hapsburg Marie-Louise of Austria in 1810.
 
Bertrand Andrieu (1763-1822) was a pupil of the medalist Gatteaux , his neo-classical style suiting Napoleon's new Imperial aspirations.
 
 
Well-cast details, with some rubbing and loss to the bronzed patination, and minor dents to the edges . Mounted in contemporaneous turned mahogany frames with a cavetto profile and convex glass fronts .
 
H 9” ( framed)
 
H 5.5” ( medals)
 
W 5.5"
 
D 0. 5"
 
France c. 1810
 
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Antique #SA595126, showcased on this page, originates from the 19th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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