Antique French cast metal bronze d'or rococo style wall light with three branches


Shipping to United States: $77.90

A heavy bronze d'or ormolu cast metal wall candelabra electric light fitting with aged patina.
A unique piece which may be from the early 19th century or perhaps before, very heavy cast bronze and later converted to electricity.
The candelabra has a decorative back plate in the shape of entwined foliage, with three branches coming from it. The form is of typically classical rococo motifs, swags of leaves and floral details. Each cup candle holder is also shaped with leaves and cross hatched cartouches. These have naturalistic foliate saucers originally to catch the melting wax.

The item came from the attics of an Eighteenth Century Nobleman's house, It does not appear to have been cleaned, waxed or lacquered in many years and would definitely benefit from some attention and a polish to bring it back to its former glory.

Size approx height 50cm, depth 19cm, width across arms at saucers 34cm.

The cables for power have been threaded through each branch and are held in place with very thin wires. Each cup has a small screw in bulb holder, and a mock candle sleeve in cardboard, with faux wax drops.
Condition is worn, but replacement fittings and decorative elements are now readily available online should you wish to update the fitting. As with all vintage electrical items, this light fitting should be checked and installed by a qualified electrician.

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