Cheval glass (psyché). Maker: Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770-1841); Date: ca. 1810-14; Culture: French, Paris;
RMKNKDPMCheval glass (psyché). Maker: Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770-1841); Date: ca. 1810-14; Culture: French, Paris;
Cheval glass (psyché). Culture: French, Paris. Dimensions: Overall: 86 x 48 5/8 x 31 5/8 in. (218.4 x 123.5 x 80.3 cm). Maker: Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770-1841). Date: ca. 1810-14.  The psyché was so named for the heroine in La Fontaine's Les amours de Psyché, who was reputed to have looked at a full-length reflection of herself. Specific reference to the myth is in the frieze containing butterflies, symbols of Psyche. An identical gilt-bronze frieze was on a psyché made for Empress Marie-Louise in 1810. The two winged fantastic creatures on the crest ho
RMPB1NYCCheval glass (psyché). Culture: French, Paris. Dimensions: Overall: 86 x 48 5/8 x 31 5/8 in. (218.4 x 123.5 x 80.3 cm). Maker: Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770-1841). Date: ca. 1810-14. The psyché was so named for the heroine in La Fontaine's Les amours de Psyché, who was reputed to have looked at a full-length reflection of herself. Specific reference to the myth is in the frieze containing butterflies, symbols of Psyche. An identical gilt-bronze frieze was on a psyché made for Empress Marie-Louise in 1810. The two winged fantastic creatures on the crest ho