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A set of four Louis XVI gilt-bronze two-light wall appliques, circa 1770

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

25,000 - 40,000 GBP

Property of a Private Collector

A set of four Louis XVI gilt-bronze two-light wall appliques, circa 1770

A set of four Louis XVI gilt-bronze two-light wall appliques, circa 1770

Estimate:

25,000 - 40,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,760

GBP

Property of a Private Collector

A set of four Louis XVI gilt-bronze two-light wall appliques, circa 1770


in the goût grec, each with a neo-classical urn finial centred by a female mask and drapery, above a fluted tapering backplate with oak leaf swags issuing three scrolled candlearms, with a berried foliate finial, fitted for electricity

each 58cm. high, 40cm. wide; 1ft. 10¾in., 1ft. 3¾in.

In overall good condition and conserving original gilding. The gilt-bronze is slightly dirty in places and could benefit from a light clean according to taste, however this is not distracting. A swag on the right side of two wall lights are detached at bottom, but can easily be re-attached. Some of the bobèches protrude slightly from the nozzle. An attractive lot in overall good original condition. Rare to have a set of four. Sotheby's recommends the assistance of a professional for re-wiring.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Sotheby’s, London, The Alberto Bruni Tedeschi Collection, 21st March 2007, lot 137.