A Pair of Hanging Sconces

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circa 1845
Attributed to Cornelius and Company

Recently removed from a home in New Jersey, this rare pair of Classical hanging sconces survives with their original two-tone gilt-lacquered finshes in tact. The wall plate of the bracket is composed of a mask of a bearded Bacchus with clusters of grapes on either side. The cast foliate and scrolled arm is topped with a dove about to take flight from the canopy. From this is suspended a five-light  candle-powered sconce. Beautiful bobeches are formed of cast leaves with matte finishes highlighted by burnished edges.

Bronze and brass
Height: 21” Width: 12” Depth: 16 ½”

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