JEAN-CHARLES DELAFOSSE Monumental Pair Of Louis XVI Gilt Bronze Wall Appliques


  • These Gilt Bronze Wall Lights date to the late 18th century under the reign of King Louis XVI
  • They are attributed to Jean Charles Delafosse – his designs are big, bold and strictly neo-classical in the ‘Gout Antique’
  • He was an architect, draftsman, ornament designer, and engraver
  • The design, drawing and finish of the bronze elements are of the very finest quality
  • They are mercury gilt, this technique gives a thicker and richer finish than modern electroplating
  • A similar pair were supplied to the Prince de Condé at Palais Bourbon in 1779, these were ‘à tête de belier’ two-arm candelabra that share many stylistic details.
  • Two pairs of Ram’s head ‘à tête de belier’ candelabra delivered in 1775 to the Palace of Versailles; one was for the apartment de la Comtesse de Provence and the other for the apartment de la Comtesse d’Artois.
  • Height 22.5in, Width 16in, Depth 11in

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The rarity & importance of this magnificent pair of Louis XVI wall appliques by Jean-Charles Delafosse cannot be overstated. They are without question the finest appliques you will see. Each wall light with three opulently decorated branches, with a central bow, the gilt bronze husks give an elegantly draped flow & the whole exhibit the fullest grandeur, adding to the true majesty of these incredible gilt bronze appliques.

France, Circa 1775

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