Paris, in the style of Jacques Caffieri (1678-1755), around 1750
These beautifully composed, intricate sconces for three candles each were among the most popular pieces of the Parisian Rococo, exported throughout Europe. The masterful workmanship of gilded bronzes, involving members of various guilds - such as founders, chasers, and gilders - contributed significantly to Paris' leading role as a center for 18th-century decorative arts work. On these appliqués are particularly noticeable the large flowers that artfully complement the design.
Height: 52 cm