A good pair of bronze and gilt bronze chenet, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century. In the manner of Raingo Freres.
Provenance: Frères Raingo was established in 1813, they specialized in the high precision clock making shop under the Empire and the Restoration period. We owe Raingo some astronomical clock models, for which he deposits a certain number of patents. By 1830 Raingo settles down 8 rue deTouraine. Afterward the four Raingo brothers first known as clock makers added bronzes of art and furnishing to their catalog in 1841. In 1860, this house supplied bronzes to the Emperor and the Empress and possesses a large number of collector's items. First specialized in the reproduction of Classic arts, they edited then contemporary artists, grinding a small number of models. The most renown are Pradier, Carrier-Belleuse and Auguste Moreau. They will also collaborate with prestigious cabinet makers in particular François Linke.
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