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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 576

    A SET OF SIX GILT-BRONZE THREE-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES

    MID-20TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE (CIRCA 1734-1791)

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF SIX GILT-BRONZE THREE-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES
    MID-20TH CENTURY, AFTER A DESIGN BY JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE (CIRCA 1734-1791)
    Each backplate headed by a ram's mask and a swagged flaming urn-finial, iussuing acanthus-wrapped branches hung with oak garlands
    21½ in. (54.5 cm.) high; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) protrudence (6)


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    These wall-lights in the fashionable goût grec of the late 1760s and 1770s, bear a close resemblance to several models by well-known bronziers. The influential designer Jean-Charles Delafosse conceived examples with the distictive tête de bélier feature. Similar wall-lights are illustrated in H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel et.al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, p. 186, fig 3.9.

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