Wall Light

French
about 1750


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

59.8 x 44.5 cm (23 9/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.406

Medium or Technique

Metal

On View

Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork

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.

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