Pair of French Directoire Bronze Dore Bird and Arrow Wall Sconces

PAIR of French Directoire-style (19th Century) bronze dore wall scoces with two arms, a double wreath design, and bird head and arrow details. (PRICED AS PAIR)
ITEM #
043914A
WIDTH
10.3"
STYLE
French Directoire
DEPTH
6.0"
COLOR
Gold
HEIGHT
21.0"
CATEGORY
Lighting > Sconce
$7,500
In Stock
Qty: 1

Pair of French Directoire Bronze Dore Bird and Arrow Wall Sconces

In Stock
$7,500
Quantity: 1
PAIR of French Directoire-style (19th Century) bronze dore wall scoces with two arms, a double wreath design, and bird head and arrow details. (PRICED AS PAIR)
ITEM #
043914A
WIDTH
10.3"
DEPTH
6.0"
HEIGHT
21.0"
STYLE
French Directoire
COLOR
Gold
Category
Lighting > Sconce
Directoire

Directoire

Directoire style is a period of decorative arts, fashion, and particularly furniture design in France Post-Revolution, from 1795 to 1804. This style is characterized by Neoclassical architectural forms, minimal carving, veneers, and decorative painting. It is named for the French Directory, the governing committee of the time.

Bronze doré

Bronze doré

A French 18th and 19th Century gilding technique of applying an amalgam of fine, high-carat gold with mercury to copper, brass, or most commonly bronze objects. The bronze is exposed to high heat in a kiln burning off the mercury leaving a thin gold coat behind that is adhered to the metal. Commonly used by the craftsmen, Fondeurs-ciseleurs (founders and finishers), for decorative mounts in furniture, clocks, candelabras, and porcelain. Due to the health hazards of mercury, the technique waned into the late 19th Century and was replaced by electroplating.

Sconce

Sconce

A wall-mounted bracket light, typically with an upward-facing arm that holds, in antique sconces, an oil lamp or candle, or in modern examples, an electrified light. Antique sconces were used often in corridors or in pairs on both sides of an entryway. They featured a reflective backplate to intensify candlelight while keeping the candle a safe distance from the wall. They are commonly made of metals such as silver, bronze, or ormolu and became very decorative in the 18th Century.

Directoire

Directoire

Directoire style is a period of decorative arts, fashion, and particularly furniture design in France Post-Revolution, from 1795 to 1804. This style is characterized by Neoclassical architectural forms, minimal carving, veneers, and decorative painting. It is named for the French Directory, the governing committee of the time.

Bronze doré

Bronze doré

A French 18th and 19th Century gilding technique of applying an amalgam of fine, high-carat gold with mercury to copper, brass, or most commonly bronze objects. The bronze is exposed to high heat in a kiln burning off the mercury leaving a thin gold coat behind that is adhered to the metal. Commonly used by the craftsmen, Fondeurs-ciseleurs (founders and finishers), for decorative mounts in furniture, clocks, candelabras, and porcelain. Due to the health hazards of mercury, the technique waned into the late 19th Century and was replaced by electroplating.

Sconce

Sconce

A wall-mounted bracket light, typically with an upward-facing arm that holds, in antique sconces, an oil lamp or candle, or in modern examples, an electrified light. Antique sconces were used often in corridors or in pairs on both sides of an entryway. They featured a reflective backplate to intensify candlelight while keeping the candle a safe distance from the wall. They are commonly made of metals such as silver, bronze, or ormolu and became very decorative in the 18th Century.

Directoire

Directoire

Directoire style is a period of decorative arts, fashion, and particularly furniture design in France Post-Revolution, from 1795 to 1804. This style is characterized by Neoclassical architectural forms, minimal carving, veneers, and decorative painting. It is named for the French Directory, the governing committee of the time.

Bronze doré

Bronze doré

A French 18th and 19th Century gilding technique of applying an amalgam of fine, high-carat gold with mercury to copper, brass, or most commonly bronze objects. The bronze is exposed to high heat in a kiln burning off the mercury leaving a thin gold coat behind that is adhered to the metal. Commonly used by the craftsmen, Fondeurs-ciseleurs (founders and finishers), for decorative mounts in furniture, clocks, candelabras, and porcelain. Due to the health hazards of mercury, the technique waned into the late 19th Century and was replaced by electroplating.

Sconce

Sconce

A wall-mounted bracket light, typically with an upward-facing arm that holds, in antique sconces, an oil lamp or candle, or in modern examples, an electrified light. Antique sconces were used often in corridors or in pairs on both sides of an entryway. They featured a reflective backplate to intensify candlelight while keeping the candle a safe distance from the wall. They are commonly made of metals such as silver, bronze, or ormolu and became very decorative in the 18th Century.

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