Mirrored sconces, early Rococo

Stockholm, Sweden , 1765.

Wood, glass, gilt.

76,0 cm x 36,0 cm.

The idea behind mirrored sconces, which gained popularity during the Rococo period, was to double the light coming from a candle. They followed the style of the period’s mirrors. The candleholders were cast from brass.

These refined sconces are early Rococo, decorated with bountiful plant motifs. The mirror glass is etched with depictions of the sun god Apollo and the sea god Neptune.