• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 474

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU FIVE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU FIVE-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    19TH CENTURY
    Ensuite with the previous lot, with French & Co. yellow chalk inventory number '50379', losses and replacements to candlesockets and drip pans
    37 in. (94 cm.) high (2)


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    Please refer to the note on the previous lot.

    Provenance

    Possibly the Collection of Thomas P. Thorne, New York (one pair)
    Possibly the Collection of the late Mrs. F. Gray Griswold, Parke Bernet, New York, 15 February 1941, lot 34 (one pair)
    Mrs. I. Dee Kelley (the set of four)
    with French and Company, New York, from whom they were purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND (LOTS 455-474)


    Literature

    H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, p. 292.