The Wallace Collection

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Wall light
  • Wall light
  • Attributed to Louis-Gabriel Feloix (1729 - 1812)
  • Jean-François Briquet (active between: 1785), Gilder
  • France
  • c. 1788
  • Gilt-bronze and brass bolts
  • Object size: 93.5 x 39 x 28.7 cm
  • F374
  • West Room
Further Reading
  • One of a set of four gilt-bronze wall-lights, each with three branches decorated with eagles’ heads springing from a thyrsus (staff of Bacchus, the god of wine), with a satyr’s mask and vase filled with flowers and fruit at the centre. Probably supplied by Louis-Gabriel Feloix in Spring 1787 for the bedchamber of Madame Adélaïde at Versailles or on 6 November 1787 for Marie-Antoinette’s bedchamber at Saint-Cloud. There would originally have been chains running from the lions’ heads on the vase to the other eagle’s heads and then linking the eagles’ beaks.