DIRECTOIRE GILT BRONZE WALL LIGHT
Directoire style gilt bronze wall light. Casted and chiseled bronze sconce. Made upon order, it is therefore available in many metal finishings: polished brass, simple brass, antiqued brass, medal bronze, oxidized bronze, satin nickel, polished nickel, blue gun metal, polished gilt, polished silver… Shown satin gilt and polished silver. Electrical specifications are also to be determined.
Directoire style was a period in the decorative arts, fashion, and especially furniture design in France concurrent with the Directory (November 2, 1795–November 10, 1799), the later part of the French Revolution. The style uses Neoclassical architectural forms, minimal carving, planar expanses of highly grained veneers, and applied decorative painting. It is a style transitional between Louis XVI and Empire styles.
The Directoire style was primarily established by the architects and designers Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pier François Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853). In its use of Neoclassical architectural form and decorative motifs the style anticipates the slightly later and more elaborate Empire style, which was introduced after Napoleon established the First French Empire.
Vosges custom fabricates French neoclassical lamps for luxury residential projects. We mainly design and produce pieces from photos, sketches or drawings provided by architects and designers. Vosges consequently adapts dimensions, materials and finishings to your own’s specifications. Our team also provides shop drawings and samples of finishings for approval.
Photo: Thomas Hennocque