Louis XVI Style Pair of French Balloon Sconces Silvered Brass and Crystal


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Small and graceful pair of wall lamps with the typical balloon shape; the structure, in silvered brass, is enriched by refined decorations in the form of soft garlands; the entire frame of each lamp is adorned with lead crystals, cut, ground and faceted, joined together manually by metal wires; in the upper part have a flattened octagonal shape, while in the lower part there are rectangular and other drop-shaped elongated and stylized, all positioned to form a shiny waterfall. The shape of the two sconces is the classic balloon type of the Louis XVI period; they were handcrafted between 1905 and 1910 by an unknown craftsman in the suburbs of Paris, a misunderstood Master who in his small workshop was able to propose two unique, precious and elegant products. The sconces have a single point of light, but when lit, the ground crystals refract the light with infinite facets, and enchanting reflections are created that enhance their decorative effect; their extreme classicism and romantic line, make them extremely versatile and easily placed in any environment. The electrical system is of the era with European wiring than to be revised or replaced. The electrical system is of the era with European wiring and therefore to be overhauled or replaced. Measures width 14 cm, depth 10 cm, height 36 cm.

Current list price: €580,00

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Place of origin:
Louis XVI
Dimensions (cm):
36H x 14W x 10D
Dimensions (inch):
14,17H x 5,51W x 3,94D
Creator / Artist:
Brass, Crystal, Silver plated metal
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The electrical system is working but of the era with European wiring and therefore to be overhauled or replaced
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