Neo-Egyptian style fireplace insert from the Art Deco period

Neo-Egyptian style fireplace insert from the Art Deco period

Gilded bronze, cloisonné enamel and Algerian marble-onyx mantel set, consisting of a clock and two obelisks. Pyramidal clock decorated with two sphinxes crowned with a dial with floral decorations. Obelisks decorated with foliage and flowers, some small chips on the marble-onyx of Algeria.

The taste for Egypt, the Egyptomania, already existed in antiquity and in the XVIIIth century in particular. This taste is constant and omnipresent in the artistic current in the 19th century. In 1827, the Department of Egyptian Antiquities was created in the Louvre. It brought together the former royal collections, collections acquired as a result of archaeological research carried out by scientists on concessions granted by the Egyptian government. During the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris, an Egyptian temple was built under the direction of the Egyptologist Mariette.



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Height: 29 cm
Width: 49 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm

1930's era
Origin France, Paris
Materials Bronze, Algerian marble-onyx and cloisonne enamel
Reference Set-Egyptomania310


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