Consulat, circa 1800
This pair of wall lights are identical to a model by Galle made for le grand salon de réception de la sécrétairerie d' Etat de France at Fontainebleau in 1806, with the main difference being in the decoration on the drip-pans-reproduced here in fig.1. The model by Galle is illustrated by Jean-Pierre Samoyault in the Catalogue of the Musée National du Château de Fontainebleau, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, page 141, n.114 and was described in the inventory thus: 'quatre bras de cheminée en bronze doré, flèches, têtes de Diane, palmettes et cors de chasses à 4 lumières 0.60 de haut sur 40c'.
Two pairs of an identical model were sold at Etude Couturier Nicolay, Paris on 13th December 1995, lot 181.
Also compare a set of four wall lights sold as lot 212, Works of Art from the Gutzwiller Collection, in these Rooms, 12th & 13th December 1996.
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