Pair of large French Empire style bronze wall lights


These thirteen-light French wall lights are masterfully fashioned in Empire style, with their central stems taking the shape of 'terme' winged angels.


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Capturing the elegance of the Empire period, these exceptional wall lights are an exquisite representation of masterful craftsmanship. Modelled in patinated bronze, the stems of these lights take the form of a 'terme' – half-length figures that are reminiscent of the timeless aesthetic from a bygone era. The termes, representing winged angels, are depicted with unparalleled attention to detail, their winged form adopting a posture that radiates both realism and dynamism.

The sheer elegance of the design is elevated by the thirteen-light ormolu candelabra held aloft by the celestial beings. Their arms, adorned with palmettes at the base, seamlessly blend scrolled acanthus leaf decorations that surround the termes, cleverly disguising the hinge, in a nod to classical design.

The candelabra are a work of art in their own right, boasting of lavish gilt bronze detailing. From intricate palmettes and scrolled leaf motifs to the bacchanalian mask surrounded by ornaments that adorn each candelabra in the lower level, the design showcases meticulous attention to detail. The top tier of lights takes inspiration from Doric columns, adding a touch of architectural beauty to the piece.

Crafted with impeccable quality, these wall lights epitomize the best in this kind of craftsmanship. They have the potential to transform any interior, infusing it with the grandeur synonymous with the Empire style while simultaneously exuding an innate elegance that is characteristic of finely crafted pieces. These wall lights are not just illuminating fixtures; they are timeless pieces of art that resonate with historical opulence.



Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
20th Century
20th Century
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Patinated Bronze
Black, Gold


103 cm / 40.6 inches
50 cm / 19.7 inches
44 cm / 17.3 inches


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