17 - 18 November 1999
A PAIR OF EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU TWIN-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
Each with asymmetrically-cast backplate in the form of a fluted baluster wrapped with acanthus and husks and surmounted by a parrot, its scrolling foliate C-scrolls issuing two double C-scroll branches wrapped with ribbons and acanthus, the outer C-scroll enriched with entrelac and cabochon and husks, the spiralling stop-fluted drip-pans terminating in acanthus-wrapped channelled nozzles, drilled for electricity
18in. (46cm.) high; 13in (34.5cm.) wide
Purchased from Jacques Perrin, Paris in May 1985.
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These wall-lights are of identical model to the pair in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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