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After Cressent, Charles (French, 1685-1768)
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French cabinetmaker Charles Cressent (1685-1768) was one of the leading ebenistes of the heyday of the French Rococo in the 18th Century. His work was particularly distinctive for the beautiful quality of its ormolu mounts, which, unusually for the time, Cressent cast and made in his own workshop. In addition to ormolu mounts for furniture, Cressent also experimented with making other gilt bronze ornaments, including, between 1749 and 1757, several pairs of wall lights decorated with parrots, as in the present pair.
This pair of wall lights is a 19th Century replica of one of Cressent's designs, completed in ormolu and featuring central models of parrots, both shown with their wings outstretched. Each wall applique has three lights which issue from scrolling acanthus leaf branches.
We have another similar pair of wall lights for sale, which could be used to make a set of four. You can find them here.
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