EUR

FR   EN   中文

CONNECTION
Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces
Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces - Lighting Style Louis XVI Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces - Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces - Louis XVI
Ref : 63047
Price on Request
Period :
18th century
Medium :
Gilt bronze
Dimensions :
L. 13.78 inch X l. 9.45 inch X H. 24.02 inch
Lighting  - Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces 18th century - Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces Louis XVI - Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces
Kollenburg Antiquairs

Specialised in 18th century furniture & decorative arts


+31(0) 49 95 78 037
+31(0) 65 58 22 218
Pair of French Louis XVI wall sconces

A pair of French wall lights in the shape of a quiver. From the console on top of the torch-shaped base sprout three arms with each one candle holder. The console is decorated with hanging garlands and a ram’s head.

The S-volute shaped arms are decorated with hanging acanthus leaves. The bobèches are decorated with leaf motifs and a stylised edge and hold urn-shaped candleholders. The top of the sconces is styled as the feathers of a bundle of arrows. The lights are hanging from stylised ribbon bows.

Noteworthy are the classisist architectural details. From 1775 onwards objects in Louis XVI style were more stylised and sleek in reaction to the elaborate decoration of the Louis XV Rococo, and Rocaille designs. This was referred to as “goût Grec” although the inspiration mainly came from recent excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum in the kingdom of Naples, nowadays part of Italy.

These appliques are attributed to Jean-Louis Prieur

Literature:
Hans Ottomeyer & Peter Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Die Bronzearbeiten des Spätbarock und Klassizismus, München 1986, p. 173

Kollenburg Antiquairs

18th century
A Dutch Louis XVI Secretaire à abattant

Price : on request

18th century
Japanese Six-fold Lacquered Screen

Price : on request

CATALOGUE

Wall Lights & Sconces Louis XVI