Set of four Louis XV style ormolu wall lights by Mottheau

£18,000

These superb wall lights, by the celebrated maker Maison Mottheau, are deftly modelled in the Louis XV style with a host of richly detailed foliate motifs.

 

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Description

The wall lights in this set of four are crafted from ormolu in the Louis XV style. Each wall light features a backplate modelled as splayed acanthus leaves, from which is issued three light branches: the two flanking side branches are S-scroll in shape, while the central branch is elaborately looped. The branches, in keeping with the backplate, are moulded with foliate motifs, and each terminates in an ormolu drip pan and candle holder.

The producer, Maison Mottheau et Fils, was a renowned designer and bronzier in late 19th century Paris. The firm was especially known for its lighting fixtures, after being critically acclaimed at the Paris Exhibition Universelle in 1900 for its 'Torchere Lumineuse'. The company collaborated with leading sculptors to perfect their bronze works on lighting pieces such as chandeliers, wall lights, and candelabras and often produced bronzes for important Parisian cabinet makers.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Louis XV
Material
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Gold

Dimensions

Height
77 cm / 30.3 inches
Width
44 cm / 17.3 inches
Depth
24 cm / 9.4 inches

Reference:
14893

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