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A pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu and Baccarat crystal sconces

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An exceptional pair of French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu and Baccarat crystal sconces. Each five arm sconce is centered by a beautiful scrolled backplate with elegant pieced foliate designs. The striking arms branch out from two supports at... — Read More

  • Item # 11421
  • H: 32 in L: 18.5 in D: 10.5 in

    H: 81 cm L: 47 cm D: 27 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Baccarat Crystal, Ormolu
  • Louis XV st. Read More
  • (Louis XV st.) - Also known as Louis Quinze or Rocaille, this style followed the traditions of French décor, until it took on a life and look of its own with decorations and motifs becoming more exuberant. The style was heavily influenced by the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and marked the beginning of the Rococo movement. In his old age, from 1750 – 1774, Louis XV showed more signs of constraint in his design style and this period showed more signs of French Neoclassicism.
  • Baccarat Read More
  • Baccarat Crystal is a French manufacturer of fine crystal glassware located in Baccarat, France. The company owns two museums: the Musée Baccarat in Baccarat and the Musée Baccarat in Paris.
    In 1764 King Louis XV of France gave permission to found a glassworks in the town of Baccarat. Production consisted of window panes, mirrors and stemware until 1816 when the first crystal oven went into operation. By that time over 3000 workers were employed at the site.
    Baccarat was famous and requested by many royal houses and received its first royal commission in 1823. This began a lengthy line of commissions for royalty and heads of state throughout the world. In 1855 Baccarat won its first gold medal at the Worlds Fair in Paris after which they began to mark their creations towards the end of the 19th century.
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