A similar French giltwood wall bracket from 1715-1720 in the J. Paul Getty Museum is discussed G. Wilson, Baroque and Régence, Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection, Los Angeles, 2008, pp. 278-281.
With inscriptions to back: "Drawing Room Landing" and "Drawing Room Landing L." Generally with age and construction cracks and old small repairs. Scattered abrasions and minor losses to carving at extremitites. Small scattered losses to gesso. One possibly with restored break to hanging finial. Mirror plates replaced. Partially regilt, gilding now with some losses and surface dirt. In otherwise good condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.