Designed in the fashionable late Louis XV goût grec fashion first introduced in the mid-1750s, these wall-lights reflect the direct influence of the designs of the celebrated architect and ornemaniste Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1791). His Nouvelle Iconologie historique... published in 1768 contains a number of drawings of related wall-lights with thick laurel-draped arms. An almost identical pair of wall-lights are in the Residenz, Munich, and illustrated in H. Ottomeyer and P. Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, p. 186, pl. 3.9.1.