Allegory of Science

François Rémond French
After a design by François-Aimé Damerat French

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Depicting children symbolizing astronomy, this plaque was probably intended as frieze ornament for a piece of furniture. Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806) and other cabinetmakers working in the Neoclassical style used this kind of delightful allegorical scenes to embellish secretaries, commodes and tables. The lugs on the back are for invisible attachment from the rear.

Allegory of Science, François Rémond (French, Paris 1747–1812 Paris), Gilt bronze, French

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