Set of four Empire style ten-branch gilt bronze sconces
French, c. 1890
Height 56cm, width 40cm, depth 32cm
Each of the sconces in this set of four is crafted from gilt bronze in an ornate French Empire style. Each scone features ten light branches, the branches arranged in three tiers—of five, four, and one, respectively—with each springing via a scrolled arm from a central gilt bronze column. The gilt bronze throughout is finely carved and finished, with rich detailing—including a variety of foliate forms—evident on every piece.