Two wall lights, Anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1760

Two wall lights, Anonymous, c. 1750 - c. 1760

bronze, h 81.6cm × w 51.2cm × d 27.5cm. More details

Wall lights with candles were an important source of illumination in French interiors. They were always hung in pairs, often flanking a mirror that reflected the candlelight. The gilt bronze (ormolu) was in keeping with the gilded carving found on the walls of many rooms.

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