Wall-lights - Louis XVI


J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Pair of four branches chased, pierced and giltbronze wall-lights. Attributed to Pierre Gouthière, after a design by François-Joseph Bellanger. Circa 1780. A similar pair of wall lights formed lot 292 in the 1781 auction of the late duchesse de Mazarin. They are described as being “par Gouttier” (Gouthière)