The French-fashioned wall lights (luminaire d'appliques), are flowered, serpentined and asymmetrically-scrolled in the mid-18th century 'picturesque' or 'India' fashion. Their reed-gadrooned 'krater' candle-vases and foliated tazze are supported on bifurcated tree-branches that attach to the sockets of richly sculpted tablets. The latter with their conjoined, flowered and berried branches twisting in two directions correspond to a pattern (no. 1436) in an eighteenth century Birmingham brass manufacturer's book; while the vases and tazze correspond to yet another pattern (no. 1460) (T. R. Crom, An Eighteenth Century English Brass Hardware Catalogue, Florida, 1994, pl. IV no. 1436 ; and pl. VII no. 1460). Two pairs and a set of four matching wall lights from the same source were sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 5 June 2008, lots 117-119 (117= £17,500; 118=£8,125; 119=£5,625).