John & Rico's
Antique Lighting from The Drawing Room
# 4997. A matched pair of gilt bronze wall Pendants. Each is 10" across and 20" tall from the top ring to the bottom finial. Swedish, Danish or possibly French in origin. They hang 22" and are out from the wall 12". Candle and one time fitted for electricity with drill holes throught the bobeches and candle cups and now un-electrified. Mid 19th century. Wall pendants from this era are very rare. We had a pair of Renaissance Revival wall pendants over 10 years ago and this is the first pair we have seen in the marketplace since. The pendants themselves are intact; the wall bracket is of the period but originally served another purpose: they were curtain pole brackets. Now they suitably hold the pendants. In the vintage film Camille (1937) starring Gretta Garbo, in Armand's (Robert Taylor) apartment is shown a similar pair of wall pendants on either side of a mirror over a fireplace. When these pendants were made, Napoleon III was in power in France. The casting is crisp and nicely detailed. Empire Style decorative elements. Recently the fire gilt finish has been cleaned and the matt and bright gold ormolu is spectacular. Price for the pair (2) is $5,900.00
This image shows the wall bracket which holds the pendant. Though originally a curtain pole bracket, they compliment the holding of the pendant.
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