Fine pair of wall-lights with an “antique brasero”
Height : 53 cm (20 3/4 in.) ; Width : 34 cm (13 1/3 in.) ; Depth : 24 cm (9 1/2 in.)
Chased and gilt bronze sconces, each comprising a central shaft surmounted by an « antique brasero ». Issuing three up-turned grooved candle branches joined by a foliate garland and terminating in candle rings decorated with acanthus leaves.
Made after a gilded bronze wall light designed around 1775 by Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1789).
(Commented and reproduced in H. Ottomeyer, and alii, Vergoldete Bronzen, T. I, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munich, 1986, p° 187)