A rare pair of tôle peinte 'candle-sconces', French, circa 1820

A rare pair of tôle peinte 'candle-sconces', French, circa 1820



Originally 'lampes a quinquet' (oil lamps), the hollow oval-shaped backplate, originally an oil reservoir, still with small dome-shaped hinged cover, the projecting arm with removable drip-basin, removable conical-shaped shade, the dark-green ground highlighted in gilt with cornucopia, fleur-de-lys, floral swags and garlands.

For a comparable Egyptian herm wall-light from the workshops of
Deharme, now in the Bibliothèque Marmottan, Paris, see N. de Reynies, 'Le Mobilier Domestique, Paris' (1987), Vol.II, p. 731, fig. 2712.

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Height 32 cm / 12 "
Width 11.4 cm / 4 "
Depth 15 cm / 6"