Pair of large three branch gilded bronze ‘flambeau’ Wall Lights

Pair of large three branch gilded bronze ‘flambeau’ Wall Lights

Pair of large three branch gilded bronze ‘flambeau’ Wall Lights

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Pair of large three branch gilded bronze ‘flambeau’ Wall Lights:
the three curved arms with acanthus leaf decoration, issuing
from a fluted stem with flaming torch. In the manner of Jean
Paul Prieur (Paris, 1770), as illustrated in ‘Vergoldeten Bronzen’,
p.172. This pair, a magnificent copy, made circa 1880.

Height:25"-65.0cm
Width:15"-39.5cm

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

flambeau

Literally, the French word for flame.

torchère

Flaming torch; used as a decorate motif; also a stand to carry a candelabra.

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