Set of four three-light sconces (bras de lumière)

Maker: Cast by either Étienne-Jean Forestier (died 1768, master 1764)

Maker: or his brother Pierre-Auguste Forestier

Maker: Chased and gilded by Pierre Philippe Thomire (French, Paris 1751–1843 Paris)

Factory director: Under the direction of Jean Hauré (born 1739, active 1774–after 1796)

Date: 1788

Culture: French, Paris

Medium: Gilt bronze

Dimensions: Each: H. 21-3/4 x W. 18 x D. 10-7/8 in. (55.2 x 45.7 x 27.6 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Gilt Bronze

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1979

Accession Number: 1979.172.3–.6

Description

An existing model incorporating a ram's head was altered for use in the bedroom of Louis XVI at the Château de Saint-Cloud, where the lion's mask was a recurrent motif.

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