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LL1529868

Pair of 20th Century Poillerat Style Candle Wall Lights

  • H: 31 cm (12 3/16")
  • W: 37 cm (14 9/16")
  • D: 16 cm (6 5/16")

A pair of 20th Century French iron and gilt iron wall sconces with glass drops and two candle arms to each. 

Circa 1940.

In the manner of Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988). Gilbert Poillerat is one of the most renowned French metalworkers of the 20th Century. Having studied engraving at the Ecole Boulle in Paris he worked for Edgar Brandt in the rue Marat in Paris as a designer and creator of wrought-iron furniture and and decorative furnishings. In 1927 he joined the workshop of Baudet, Donon et Roussel and was in charge of its new wrought iron department. Poillerat designed and produced tables, chairs, screens, lighting and firedogs among many other pieces. In 1928, his work was exhibited for the first time at the Salon d’Automne. Working in a variety of media from jewellery to clothing, Poillerat’s metalwork is characteristic for its winding calligraphic forms. In 1935 he designed a remarkable bronze door for the oceanliner, Normandie. Other commissions included work for the Bibliotheque Nationale and the Palais de Chaillot. By 1946 he had become a professor at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs and went on to set up his own workshop. He Abandoned furniture and furnishings, turning to monumental wrought iron work, executing a number of commissions including public and governmental buildings as well as the Palais de l’Elysee. These elegant wall appliques are currently used for candle lighting.

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A pair of 20th Century French iron and gilt iron wall sconces with glass drops and two candle arms to each. 

Circa 1940.

In the manner of Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988). Gilbert Poillerat is one of the most renowned French metalworkers of the 20th Century. Having studied engraving at the Ecole Boulle in Paris he worked for Edgar Brandt in the rue Marat in Paris as a designer and creator of wrought-iron furniture and and decorative furnishings. In 1927 he joined the workshop of Baudet, Donon et Roussel and was in charge of its new wrought iron department. Poillerat designed and produced tables, chairs, screens, lighting and firedogs among many other pieces. In 1928, his work was exhibited for the first time at the Salon d’Automne. Working in a variety of media from jewellery to clothing, Poillerat’s metalwork is characteristic for its winding calligraphic forms. In 1935 he designed a remarkable bronze door for the oceanliner, Normandie. Other commissions included work for the Bibliotheque Nationale and the Palais de Chaillot. By 1946 he had become a professor at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs and went on to set up his own workshop. He Abandoned furniture and furnishings, turning to monumental wrought iron work, executing a number of commissions including public and governmental buildings as well as the Palais de l’Elysee. These elegant wall appliques are currently used for candle lighting.

  • Condition: Good
  • Country: France
  • Style: Art Deco
  • Period: 20th Cent

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