Pair of Neo-Classical Two Branch Wall Appliques after Jean-Jacques Caffieri £1,250
Pair of Neo-Classical Two Branch Wall Appliques after Jean-Jacques Caffieri £1,250
Pair of Neo-Classical Two Branch Wall Appliques after Jean-Jacques Caffieri £1,250
Pair of Neo-Classical Two Branch Wall Appliques after Jean-Jacques Caffieri £1,250
Pair of Neo-Classical Two Branch Wall Appliques after Jean-Jacques Caffieri £1,250

After JACQUES CAFFIERI (1678-1755)

Pair of Neo-Classical Two Branch Wall Appliques after Jean-Jacques Caffieri £1,250

1900 France

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£1,250 gbp
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Pair of French neo-classical wall appliques, each with two arms fashioned as French horns, issuing from a ribbon back plate with a sprig of oak leaves and acorns.

France, circa 1900

Height 42cm 16.5in
Width 23cm 9in
Depth 11cm 4.5in


The original design for this pair of sconces can be attributed to Jean-Jacques CAFFIERI (1678-1755). The model of appliqués with “French horns” was created for Louis XVI. The origin of this model can be attributed to Jean-Jacques Bachelier, whose ornamental drawing is preserved at the National Institute of Art History, Paris at 2, Rue Vivienne, and from the collection Jacques Doucet presents a three-pointed wall lamp in Hunting horns enriched with oak leaves and a knot of trimming tape.

The bronze-maker Edme-Jean Gallien (1720-1797), known for some extraordinary contributions to the Garde-meuble de la Couronne, had a model of “hunting horn” wall lamps which are mentioned in the inventory of his workshop in 1771: Another of three branches and hunting body and branch of ivy … 300 pounds “.

Pierre Bureaux, who bought the workshop of Gallien, provided a variant for the Castle of Chessy in 1774 “supply a strong pair of arms two hunting bodies together with a charming coconde in high relief in Two parts with acorns for 110 pounds “.

The sculptor Jean-Jacques Caffiéri (1725-1792) also modeled appliques with hunting horns as evidenced by a pair that appeared at the sale Leboeuf on April 8, 1783 under number 229. This model is similar to the appliques preserved in the castle Of Versailles, delivered by Galle in 1809 for the Salon du Petit Trianon.

Other horn appliques, with variations, appear in the sales of the eighteenth century, such as the pair bought for Marie Antoinette for the sale of the Duke of Aumont, December 12, 1782, for a considerable sum of 9,100 pounds. The palace of Pavlovsk also preserves a pair of similar appliques.

Bibliography: – LEDOUX-LEBARD, Denise, Versailles, The little Trianon, the furniture of the Inventories of 1807, 1810 and 1839, p. 98; A model of Gallé reproduced on page 91. – WANNENES, Giacomo and Rozenn, Ornamental bronzes and mounted objects, from Louis XIV to Napoleon III, Ed. Vausor, Milan, 2004, p. 261.

Dimensions
Height 42.00 cm (16.54 inches)
Width 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
Depth 11.00 cm (4.33 inches)
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