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Sconce Double-Candle Brass Pierced Baroque Wings Hanging Freestanding

Sconce Double-Candle Brass Pierced Baroque Wings Hanging Freestanding

circa 1680
28.00cm high (11.02 inches high)
25.00cm wide (9.84 inches wide)
8.50cm deep (3.35 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
An exceptionally rare, late 17th century, pierced, brass, double candle sconce with wings

Pierced and incised decoration
Rare pair of hinged brass wings with original brass catches
A pair of figures either side of a heart.
Two candle holders
Hanging and freestanding

Measures: Length main body 25cm, with wings fully open, Depth 8.5 cm, Height 28 cm

Given its portability and function it has survived in incredible original condition
The punchwork and fretwork has a naïve vernacular charm
Right hand side wing has an old break and repair which is visible
I think the left hand side wing is a C18 or C19 replacement.
It bears the original catches holding the wings in place which is incredible.
I have not polished it so the patina can be burnished if required but left if not

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