A Pair of Venetian Wall Sconces
A very rare pair of three-light wall sconces from the Venetian area, with lovely original silver-blue colour. It has never been electrified to this day thus preserved in beautiful original condition.
The wooden carved wall fitment with ornamental and Rocailles decoration, issuing three hand-forged, foliate embellished arms, terminating in blossom-shaped nozzles.
Also interesting that this model has been available and manufactured in the imperial capital, Vienna too, but in a leaf-gilt version. Please see last picture below, on the wall next to the Viennese Glass Vitrine.
Presumably, this pair of wall sconces is from parts in the Lombardy, Veneto or from Trieste, which was then part of the Empire of Austria as the Habsburg monarchy.
A fine example of how influences of style and design existed transnationally in the great monarchies.