London, South Kensington
18 January 2000
A set of eight gilt brass five light wall appliques, possibly 19th century
The scrolling branches issuing from cartouche-shaped backplates
8in. (20cm.) high, protrudence -- 12¼in. (31cm.) (8)
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There are 10 appliques in this lot and not 8 as printed in the catalogue.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class