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A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu, Baccarat crystal and frosted crystal six arm sconces

List: $19,800.00

A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu, Baccarat crystal and frosted crystal six arm sconces

List: $19,800.00

A most elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu, Baccarat crystal and frosted crystal six arm sconces. Each sconce is centered by a lovely mottled elongated back plate with a richly chased acanthus leaf from where the... — Read More

  • Item # 4282A
  • H: 29 in L: 19 in D: 16 in

    H: 74 cm L: 48 cm D: 41 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Baccarat Crystal, Frosted Crystal, Ormolu
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • 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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