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Pair Of Antique Marly Horse Bookends, French

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Our Stock # 18.9371

This is a pair of antique Marly Horse bookends. A French, bronze and slate Grand Tour book rest, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1860.

Substantial bookends with striking golden finish and famous subject matter
Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good order throughout
Superb bronze figures sit atop black slate podium bases with a flat edge to the reverse
Great weight in the hand at 3.78kg (8.33 lb) and 3.69kg (8.13 lb) respectively

Two horses rear up as their grooms struggle to contain their power
Superb craftsmanship captures the majesty of each horse
Defined, muscular haunches give a fine sense of motion
Further detailed with flowing mane and serpentine tail

A look of surprise and fear captured on the groom's faces
Delicate reigns their only means of asserting control
Their athletic form depicts primitive nature - a break from the mythological references of the time
Commissioned by King Louis XV, they originally stood in the gardens of the Chateau de Marly

This is an exceptional pair of antique Marly Horse bookends, of delightful weight and finish. Suitable for the drawing room, home library or an institution. Delivered polished and ready to display.

Max Width: 9.5cm (3.75'')
Max Depth: 19cm (7.5'')
Max Height: 27cm (10.75'')

Weight: 3.69kg and 3.78kg

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£1495.00  UK
$1918.09  USA
1772.17  EU
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Category Antique Books > Antique Bookends and Book Racks Date c.1860  Early Victorian Antiques Material Bronze Origin French Item code as272a6757 / 18.9371 Status For Sale

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