A beautiful set of four bronze sconces from France, circa 1880, each gilded candelabrum has three arms and sprawling foliate motifs. An extravagant leafy display encompasses the upper half of each sconce, topped by a small, scrolled leaf. In the center of the foliage is a descending leaf cup that serves as a collar for three sloped arms enveloped in slender leaves. The visible sections of the arms have been adorned with elongated gadroon lobes that terminate beneath lanceolate leaf saucer bobeches supporting slender, white faux candle sleeves (1 ¼” in diameter). Behind the arms, two volutes flank a flowering leaf, which trails downwards to a molded entablature with a flower-like noix. The gilt bronze sconces have recently been wired for use in American homes, allowing them to be installed in any area that needs decorative light fixtures, such as a bathroom, hallway, or living room.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor rubs and buildup. Some light verdigris in certain areas. Recent restoration work to one arm with electrification for use in American homes.