Historically associated with the French monarchy, the fleur de lys is a stylized version of a lily flower. Our pair of French brass fleur de lys chenets, which are from the 1800’s, also feature a crowned mascaron beneath each flower. At only 4 1/2 inches in depth, these chenets could also be repurposed into a wonderful pair of table lamps.
Both of the fleur de lys are banded, with the horizontal knop consisting of seven roundels. The tiara of the female mascaron rises above the base of the flower “stalk”. A crenellated necklace above a plunging neckline can be seen on the highly jeweled figure. Her long, flowing hair rests on top of a pair of volutes that swoop downwards, leading to a scalloped leaf foot below. The two feet flanking the leaf are adorned with florets on top of raised circles above trapezoidal feet. Perfect decorative accessories for any fireplace, or ready to be wired as beautiful table lamps.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with light buildup commensurate to age and use. Minor rubs. Please see photos for details.