Beauty, down to the finest detail
Mythical sphinxes guard this valuable treasure, which transforms its surroundings into an elegant salon. The sphinx, a figure from Greek mythology, is a mythical creature with the enchanting grace of a female body coupled with the power of a lion. Half human, half animal. Ready to pounce, brimming with confidence. Wings give this hybrid being a sense of weightlessness. Greek, Egyptian and Roman motifs in the Empire style, such as lion’s feet, laurel or oak leaves, are presented in perfect form. The basic shape of the decorations to be applied are carved to scale in wood and then used as a mould for the bronze models, using a wax-melting process. The bronze castings are then cleaned and refinished before finally being fire gilded. The fire-gilded figurines are given their fantastic, elegant sheen by means of extensive hand polishing using polishing stones.