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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

    CIRCA 1730

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    CIRCA 1730
    Each scrolling foliate backplate with entwined dragon issuing scrolling branches terminating with palm-cast bobèches
    22 in. (56 cm.) high


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    A closely related pair of Louis XV dragon wall-lights, in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, n. 64/9, is illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, 1986, vol. I, p. 138, fig. 2.11.3. Another related pair, possibly German, was sold at Christie's London, 17 June 1987, lot 3, while another pair was sold from the Patiño Collection at Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1 November 1986, lot 50.