Three-branch wall light (one of a pair) (bras de lumière)

French, Paris

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In eighteenth-century France, gilt bronze was extensively used for different types of lighting, ranging from freestanding candlesticks and candelabra to chandeliers and lanterns. Sconces or wall lights were usually placed on either side of a mirror so that the flames of their candles were reflected and multiplied in the glass. The torch, bow ribbon, and laurel leaf motifs are typical of the Neoclassical period.

Three-branch wall light (one of a pair) (bras de lumière), Gilt bronze, French, Paris

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