Neo classic restoration (  1815-1848) period important sconces , the mirror back is used to augment the  light by reflecting on the crystal ,  originally with candle this pair has  been rewired with candle size socket , the detailing is very fine . The  restoration style include  classical Greek reference , louis XXVI style , French empire mixed all together bringing a comforting feeling of traditional design  .It was not opulent like the rococo period (Louis XXV ) but more restrained to  reflect on the period of deep change .Today it will bring a touch of quality and  soulful light in your interior , connecting to the past with a almost modern  style with its simple black frame . The Greek key on the "bobeche " or glass cup  demonstrate the need to go back to classic design supposedly more grounding in  this time of unrest and political upheaval . 

Size :H.32 x W.20 x D.15, rewired with European  socket fitted with an adaptor  for US bulb ,good antique  condition ,there is some scratches from normal use and  some superficial  oxidation ( darker spots on the miror ), slight bending of the frame , the  crystal looks complete

Pair of Important FRENCH Sconces in Bronze with Crystals 19th neo classic

$3,200.00Price
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