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Serge Mouille

A Monumental Three-Light Wall Sconce

Serge Mouille

Serge Mouille

A Monumental Three-Light Wall Sconce

A Monumental Three-Light Wall Sconce

Serge Mouille

A Monumental Three-Light Wall Sconce


circa 1954

lacquered and painted metal, brass

56 1/2 in. (143.5 cm) high

80 3/4 in. (205.1 cm) longest arm including shade

147 3/4 in. (375.2 cm) widest configuration including shades 

Overall in very good condition. An exceptionally large, three-light wall sconce by Serge Mouille, the present lot displays incredible scale and presence when viewed in person. The arms are easily adjustable and functional and allow for a variety of different configurations. The black lacquered surface presents with minor scattered areas of loss and accompanying minor oxidation which are not visually distracting. The white paint inside each shade with some faint and light discoloration throughout and with areas of spotty losses to the paint consistent with age and use. The brass elements with some oxidation throughout consistent with age. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.


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.

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, 1985
Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: A French Classic, Paris, 2006, p. 174