Wall sconce, one of a pair
On View In:
Gallery 314
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Wall sconce, one of a pair  
Date:   19th century  
Medium:   Gilt bronze  
Dimensions:   22 3/4 x 12 x 5 3/4 in. (57.79 x 30.48 x 14.61 cm)  
Credit Line:   The William Hood Dunwoody Fund  
Location:   Gallery 314  

These wall sconces, which are in the Louis XVI style, probably date from the nineteenth century. They may have been made by Henri Dasson & Cie. (1825-1896) of Paris as they correspond to a pair advertised by Dasson in 1894. A related pair is in the collection of Waddesdon Manor in England, the country house of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild.

Object Description  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   wall bracket for candles (applique); two branches springing from slender rod entwined with ivy and leaf motifs; fine quality modeling and gilt  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:   23.109  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts