Pair of Louis XVI period wall lights with two very finely chiseled and gilded bronze sconces.
The whole of the neoclassical decoration is made up of naturalistic motifs, "foliage of acanthus, water, laurels, asparagus tips and foliage", in an architectural arrangement composed of a deeply fluted central shaft that divides in symmetrical windings forming the sconces. A ram's head topped by an antique covered vase decorated with garlands and surmounted by a stylized pine cone completes the ensemble.
Notes and references: Our pair of wall lights is to be reproached with a model delivered to the Prince de Condé by the bronzier Quentin-Claude Pitoin made after a drawing by Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1789) and today kept at the museum of the Louvre. An almost identical pair of sconces was auctioned on April 20, 2016 by the Geneva ENCHERES house
Bibliography: Reproduced in the book "In Hans Ottomeyer and Peter Pröschel," Vergoldete Bronzen "(Volume I, page 186, fig. 3.9. 2.)
Very good condition, gilding is original Drilled for electric mounting Condition report and technical photographs on request
Dimensions: Height: 50 cm Width: 33 cm
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