REGENCY! Day 10 of 21,
This lovely pair of candlesticks / perfumieres were made by Jacob Petit in Paris c 1830, of a couple in Turkish dress. Her with gilt fringe robe, he with Greek key sash and turban
Painted marks to bases. Few minor flea bites to edges & a finger tip.
At just under 1′ high, a nice addition to a room.
Size 290mm x 100mmx 98mm
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The Ruins of Athens (Die Ruinen von Athen), Opus 113, is a set of incidental music written in 1811 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The music was written to accompany the play of the same name by August von Kotzebue
Perhaps the best-known music from The Ruins of Athens is the Turkish March, a theme that captured the Zeitgeist of the moment for Turkish fashion (ahh Turbans!), ottoman architecture & the Oriental. The piano version of which sounds like tinsel.
REGENCY! 21 examples of Regency furniture & decorative arts, (mixed with a little architecture!), to please, tease & titillate, revealed over 21 days.
2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and the 200th of the Prince Regent becoming King.
Regency design was produced in times of war, for pleasure.
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