These wall lights exhibit numerous stylistic similarities to the work of François Rémond, including a pair of wall lights from the Alexander Collection, offered, Christie's, New York, April 30, 1999, lot 65. A pair of this model, with armorials rather than lion masks on the backplates was sold, Sotheby's, New York, November 11, 2000, lot 135.
François Rémond, maître doreur in 1774, the son of a voiturier and apprenticed to the maître doreur Pierre-Antoine Vial in 1763, worked for a very distinguished clientèle including Queen Marie Antoinette, the comte d'Artois and the duc de Penthièvre. Rémond's work is much linked to the fashion for decoration "à la turque" popular at that time. He supplied many bronzes d'ameublement for the comte d'Artois' cabinet turc at Versailles.
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