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A matched pair of Louis XVI ormolu three-branch wall lights

circa 1770, after the design by Jean-Louis Prieur

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A matched pair of Louis XVI ormolu three-branch wall lights

circa 1770, after the design by Jean-Louis Prieur

Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 42,000 USD
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A matched pair of Louis XVI ormolu three-branch wall lights

circa 1770, after the design by Jean-Louis Prieur

each with a standard in the shape of a fluted and acanthus molded flaming torch, terminating in a berried knop, issuing three acanthus scrolled candle branches with twisted fluted candle-nozzles and floral chased drip pans. Drilled for electricity; minor differences in chasing. 
height 26 3/4 in.; width 14 3/4 in.
68 cm; 42.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

This pair of wall lights derives from a design by Jean-Louis Prieur conserved in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, illustrated, Ottomeyer, Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 172, fig. 3.5.3.  An identical pair of wall lights, attributed to Prieur, is also in the J. Paul Getty Museum, illustrated, op. cit. p. 172, fig. 3.5.4.

 

Important French and Continental Furniture, European Ceramics and Carpets

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New York