Wall Light

about 1750

Object Place: Europe, Paris, France


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018




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


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