Description & Technical information

A fine and rare pair of late 18th century Adam period carved giltwood wall lights, each having a central tablet with lion mask and paterae decoration issuing a scrolled acanthus leaf carved candle arm on each side with brass drip pans and reeded nozzles; having a half sunflower pendent apron leaf swags below and acanthus pendant finial, and a detached cresting of carved acanthus leaf stem with domed canopy with ribbon tied tassels and floral spray cresting.

Date:  1790
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 87 x 50 x 18.5 cm (34¹/₄ x 19⁵/₈ x 7¹/₄ inches)
Literature: ‘Grosvenor House Antiques Fair handbook’, 1973, p. 45; a comparable pair of wall lights with Hotspur Ltd., London.
Categories: Furniture