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A pair of large Empire giltbronze wall-lights by Claude Galle by 1805
Claude Galle (1759-1815) chaser and gilder
A large pair of Empire gilt-bronze four-light wall lights.
Finely chiseled and gilded bronze, with matte and burnished gold finish. The arrow-shaped plate is decorated with a mask of Diana wearing a crescent moon in a radiant sun motif, symbolizing night and day. The four trumpet-shaped arms are held together by a lion mask.
Paris circa 1805.
- Two identical pairs of wall lights, made entirely of gilt bronze, were supplied by Galle on the 21th september 1806 for the Grand Reception Room of the French Secretary of State at chateau de Fontainebleau. "quatre [...]