Mount (France), ca. 1780
The makers of gilt bronze created furniture mounts whose motifs and figures often duplicated those found on table decorations and the gilt wood architectural decoration of the room. The primary function of such mounts was to enhance the piece of furniture and to reflect light from windows, mirrors, and candles to enliven interiors.
This object was
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 2.8 x 18.2 cm (1 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Mount (France), ca. 1780; stamped, cast, and chased gilt bronze; H x W: 2.8 x 18.2 cm (1 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1909-25-18
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Tablescapes: Designs for Dining and Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection.