Antique French ornate rococo bronze d'or gilt metal wall light

$66.99

Shipping to United States: $51.10

An original bronze d'or rococo wall light which may have been converted from a candle sconce to electricity.
This wall light is rococo in design, made in bronzed metal called bronze d'or (gilt bronze) and may originally date from the eighteenth century, when Rococo was the predominant style for people of wealth and taste.
Each arm is formed in the design of intertwined acanthus leaves and the back plate is formed from scrolling furled leaves. The cups are formed from a circlet of leaves. There are clusters of glass drops called lustres hanging from the arms, the purpose of these was to amplify and bounce the light around. At the top a hook holds a further droplet.
The light fitting on each side is covered by a mock candle sleeve with wax drips, these are slightly tatty but replacements can be bought at homeware stores and online if you prefer. The finish of these light fittings is antique gilt bronze colour.
Size approx height of back plate 26 cm, width 23cm, depth 12cm. Measurements do not include the glass lustres.
As with all vintage and antique lighting, these should be wired and installed by a qualified electrician.

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