Pair of French Empire Gilt Wood and Lacquer Wall Sconces

PAIR of French Empire-style (19th Century) giltwood and black lacquer wall sconces with four arms and figural winged ladies (PRICED AS PAIR)
ITEM #
054115
WIDTH
16.5"
STYLE
French Empire
DEPTH
8.0"
COLOR
Black, Gold
HEIGHT
20.5"
CATEGORY
Lighting > Sconce
$16,500
In Stock
Qty: 1

Pair of French Empire Gilt Wood and Lacquer Wall Sconces

In Stock
$16,500
Quantity: 1
PAIR of French Empire-style (19th Century) giltwood and black lacquer wall sconces with four arms and figural winged ladies (PRICED AS PAIR)
ITEM #
054115
WIDTH
16.5"
DEPTH
8.0"
HEIGHT
20.5"
STYLE
French Empire
COLOR
Black, Gold
Category
Lighting > Sconce
Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

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.

Lacquer

Lacquer

A resin-based varnish sometimes with pigments added that is applied to metal or wood to give a high-gloss finish. Mother-of-pearl, coral, and metals are often inlaid in the lacquer to create a decorative effect.

Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

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.

Lacquer

Lacquer

A resin-based varnish sometimes with pigments added that is applied to metal or wood to give a high-gloss finish. Mother-of-pearl, coral, and metals are often inlaid in the lacquer to create a decorative effect.

Empire

Empire

A period of design during the reign of Napoleon I. It was most prevalent between 1800 and the late 1820s. It was considered the second wave of neoclassicism and marked a return to ostentatious design, a departure from the more conservative Directoire period that directly preceded it. It was intended to idealize the majesty of the French state and Napoleonic rule. Mahogany was the most popular wood during the period, and brass ornamentation and dark marbles were in vogue. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian motifs were also widely used. The style spread throughout Europe and appeared in America in some of Duncan Phyfe's work.

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.

Lacquer

Lacquer

A resin-based varnish sometimes with pigments added that is applied to metal or wood to give a high-gloss finish. Mother-of-pearl, coral, and metals are often inlaid in the lacquer to create a decorative effect.

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