Wall Light

French
about 1750


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 59.7 x 44.5 x 25.4 cm (23 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

1983.405

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Lighting devices

Three scrolling arms spring from the serpentine scrolling stem, which is chased with blown acanthus leaves and berries. The elaborately scrolled arms, which are chased with blown acanthus leaves and berries, each support at different levels a drip pan of foliate form on which rests a candle holder enclosed within an acanthus leaf cup.
Mate to 1983.406

Provenance

1983, sold by Alexander and Berendt, Ltd., London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 1983)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund