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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 332

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

    STRUCK WITH 'C' COURONNE POINCONS, AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLES-MARIE OPPENORD, CIRCA 1730

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    A PAIR OF LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
    STRUCK WITH 'C' COURONNE POINCONS, AFTER A DESIGN BY GILLES-MARIE OPPENORD, CIRCA 1730
    20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high; 10 ½ in. (27 cm.) wide


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    This model of wall-lights with 'enfant-terms' is directly inspired by a design by Gilles-Marie Oppenordt (1672-1742) and engraved by Hucquier in the Livre de différentes décorations d'appartements par G. M. Oppenordt architecte. A similar pair is now part of the Rothschild collection at Waddeson Manor (illustrated in The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture, Tome II, Fribourg, 1794, p. 792, no. 217).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PARISIAN HÔTEL PARTICULIER (LOTS 328-340)