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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-LOUIS PRIEUR, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-LOUIS PRIEUR, 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a tapering fluted, foliate and guilloche backplate surmounted by a flaming urn hung with drapery swags issuing a pair of scrolled foliate-cast candle arms with leaf-cast nozzles and drip-pans
    17½ in. (45 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    Designed in the Louis XV 'gôut-grec' style of circa 1765-70, these wall lights relate to the group traditionally associated with Jean-Louis Prieur (maître in 1752). This attribution is based upon their stylistic affinity with an album of designs for wall-lights, formerly attributed to Richard Lalonde but now thought to be by Prieur, which is variously divided between the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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