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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-LIGHT WALL LIGHTS
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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-LIGHT WALL LIGHTS

19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-LIGHT WALL LIGHTS
19TH CENTURY
Each with fluted tapering backplate headed by a garlanded flaming urn, the scrolling foliate-wrapped branches issuing circular drip-pans and nozzles, each decorated with garlanded cabochons, stamped with a fleur-de-lys
15¼ in. (39 cm.) high; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide (2)
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Lot Essay

A virtually identical pair of wall-lights, with the exception of the central medallion is in the Chateau de Fontainebleau, (inv. F28C) and was probably delivered to the Chateau by the marchand Legendre in 1804 (J.P. Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, p.126.) A related wall-light is illustrated in G. Henriot, Le Luminaire de la Renaissance au XIXème siècle, 1933, pl.190, fig. 2, from the Collection of the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'histoire à Bruxelles, Bruxelles.

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