A courtly set of four French wall appliques




Christian Eduard Franke Antiquitäten GmbH


Paris, c. 1760

Design by Jean-Claude Thomas Duplessis

(Turin 1699 resp. 1700 - 1774 Paris).

Four high quality, pairwise plastically curved wall sconces with rich foliage decoration, made of cast and differentially chased bronze with the original fire gilding.

The attribution to Duplessis, whose bronze works have not yet been researched art historically, is based on comparable dynamic designs of gold-plated mountings for the manufactories of Vincennes and Sèvres. His most important assignment were the candlesticks and fittings for the Bureau du Roi in Versailles. This masterly writing furniture is one of the main works of French furniture art, which was created by Jean-François Oeben and Johann Heinrich Riesener for Louis XV from 1760 onwards.

Height 54 cm.

We would like to thank Dr. Angela Gräfin Wallwitz for her

friendly support and information.


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