Splendid pair of wall lights in chiseled and gilded bronze.
The body is shaped like a quiver, from which the feathers of the arrows escape, detailed thanks to a carving of rare quality.. The quiver is attached to a simulated knot and the two arms of light are formed of two branches to the natural connected by a ribbon, with delicate buds whose light points come to enhance the matte treated leaves.
This pair of lights has its old gilding, which has simply been cleaned, even if the beautiful color of gold is a little faded and shades unified by the photographs presented here.
The quality of carving, gilding and the rarity of the model make this pair of sconces a real piece of exception and collection.
An identical model is exhibited in the Puille-Kabinett at the RESIDENZ in Munich.
Puille Cabinet is named after the architect to the Palatine Courtn Charles-Pierre Puille (1731-1805), who remodelled the precious wall panelling at the end of XVIIIth century for Elector Max IV Joseph (ruled 1799-1825, after 1806 as King Max I Joseph). He created the "Court Garden Rooms".
King Ludwig II of Bavaria (ruled 1864-1886) had the 18th century pastel portraits inserted. These pastels represent the Elector of Saxony with his wife and children by Marie Maximilienne de Silvestre (1708-1798), Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757) and other artists (pastels around 1740-1745).
• MUNICH, RESIDENZ : pair of Wall lights, chiseled and gilded bronze, Louis XVI period, end of the 18th century.
• HANS OTTOMEYER : "Les Achats d’œuvres d’art des ducs de Deux-Ponts à Paris", in STEPHANE CASTELLUCCIO, "Le Commerce du luxe à Paris aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, échanges nationaux et internationaux", Peter Lang, Berne, 2009.
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