A pair of fine gilt bronze wall appliques to a design by Jean Hauré, in Louis XVI taste, late 18th or early 19th century, each with a central putto caryatid playing pipes, descending to acanthus cast arms with scrolls terminating in flowerheads, issuing from berried and wrythen backplates, each stamped with initials 'TT' and ' CH' to the rear, 44cm high excluding later elec4trical fitments, 26cm wide, 14cm protuberance
The model from which these appliques take their inspiration was designed by Hauré for the Château de St. Cloud. While trained as a sculptor, Jean Hauré is best known for the furniture and objets d'art he made as maître-fondeur for the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne from 1785-88. A pair of appliques of nearly identical design are in the Jones Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
For a similar pair, see Christie's London, Quai d'Orsay, Paris - An Apartment by Jacques Grange, 19 November 2010, lot 606 (£4,375).
Later drilled and wired for electricity.
The wall lights bear the usual minor marks, knocks and scuffs overall consistent with age and use.
The gilding looks as though it may at one point have been refreshed. The flowerheads may at one point have been reattached, as there is a resinous residue to their backs.
one of the writhing floral stems is a little loose, it looks as though the bolt to the rear has been damaged. Some looseness to one of the arms. This can presumably be easily addressed.
One of the scrolls is slightly bent, and there is also a darker patch possibly casting inconsistency or repair to the thinner part of this section.
Overall these are in perfectly presentable condition.
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