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. A related pair of two-branch wall-lights with urn finial and laurel-draped arms however lacking the central bow 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.