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Pair of Empire-style Gilt-bronze Two-light Sconces

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
491
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Empire-style Gilt-bronze Two-light Sconces, France, 19th century, each has modeled eagle armature with tasseled chain suspended from beak holding aloft two lights with fluted drip cups, all mounted on a backplate with patinated hexagonal plaque and ormolu dog's head, surrounded by beaded festoons, and terminating at base with acanthus foliate scroll and grapevine, ht. 14 3/4 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

One portion of beaded tassel extending from base of backplate is detached and needs securing.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

France, Acanthus, Bronze sculpture, Gilding, Gold, Metal plating, Ormolu, Porcelain

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