Monday, March 24, 2014

Cabinet des Modes, 16e Cahier, 3e Figure

July 1, 1786

PLATE III.

M. Grancher, Merchant Jeweler at the Little-Dunkirk, just gave to us for drawing a Bout de Table of a wholly new taste and an agreeable form, that he created a little while ago, and of which he has already distributed a rather great quantity. He has represented around the buckets of this Bout de Table the arcades of the Palais Royal, with their pilasters, their capitals, and their grills. In the middle of these two buckets rises an antique urn, decorated with its two handles, and closed with a lid surmounted by a flame. The whole is in silver, with the exception of the two colored crystals which fill the little buckets.

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