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Pair of Andirons

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A pair of gilt-bronze andirons, supported by wrought iron supports at back and in the form of stylized geometric doves. See also 1986.4, a mantelpiece with identical to birds, facing each other.

Provenance

1928, commissioned by Jacques Doucet (b.1853 – d.1929) for the Cabinet de l'Orient, in his residence in Neuilly, France; 1929, at Doucet's death, presumably by inheritance to his wife, Jeanne Roger Doucet, Neuilly. Acquired from a private collection by Brame et Lorenceau, Paris [see note 1]; 1986, sold by Brame et Lorenceau to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 22, 1986) Notes: [1] According to information provided by Brame et Lorenceau to the MFA (December 6, 2002).

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow, Frederick Brown Fund, Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection, Otis Norcross Fund, Gift of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent, Bequest of G. B. Upton, and Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, by exchange, and Gift of Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb

Copyright

© Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York.

French, about 1928

Dimensions

Overall (1986.5): 37 x 27 x 58 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/8 x 22 13/16 in.) Overall (1986.6): 37 x 27 x 57.9 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/8 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.5-6

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze, iron

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture