Pair of three-branch Louis XV style gilded bronze Wall Lights

Pair of three-branch Louis XV style gilded bronze Wall Lights

Pair of three-branch Louis XV style gilded bronze Wall Lights

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Pair of three-branch Louis XV style gilded bronze Wall Lights:
the scrolling foliate asymmetrical backs with flowers and three acanthus leaf branches bearing flower candle-cups and pans. Indistinct mark to back GEVY. Circa 1840 and restored.

Height:23"-60.0cm
Width:15"-39.0cm
Projection:8"-20.0cm

baroque

A term used to describe the style of art, architecture and design which developed in early 17th century Rome and spread over Europe. Can be applied to any ornate or heavily-ornamented decoration on a grand, theatrical scale, often using acanthus leaves, masks, scrollwork, putti and flowers.

rococo

From 'rocaille', the French word for rock- and shell-work in grottoes. Its diminutive form 'rococo' was later used to describe the playful, naturalistic motifs of fruit, flowers, foliage, shells, and asymmetrical scrolling ornament popular from the early 18th century.

Louis XV

King of France, 1723-1774. This style had graceful, sinuous, asymmetrical lines with rococo themes.

gilded, gilt

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

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