Monumental Napoleon III Wall Light

Re-Editions

Re-Editions

Ref. 99999/7A

HEIGHT : 135 cm / 53.00 inch

135 cm / 53.00 inch

DIAMETER : 70 cm / 28.00 inch

70 cm / 28.00 inch

STOCK : Made to Order

Made to Order

MATERIAL : Bronze

Bronze

LOCATION : Gargas, France

Gargas, France

24,572
Monumental wall light from Monaco Opera. Gas and electricity.

The Napoleon III style - also called Second Empire - is a composite and eclectic style thought out with a taste for luxury and pomp. It is inspired first by the Empire style, but also by the Italian Renaissance, which then comes to mix Inspirations Louis XIV, Louis XV or Louis XVI These interpretations are free, without concern for historical veracity. The Empress Eugenie particularly likes the Marie-Antoinette style, from which her interiors are inspired. Charles Garnier's Paris Opera represents the pinnacle of this style. It was also during this period that it took its true character: polychromy - black and gold for the lights - an abundance of embossed ornamentation, but also materials and techniques: blackened pear wood, mother-of-pearl marquetry , small pieces of furniture, knick-knacks, upholstered seats. Chandeliers also gain in opulence, by increasing the number of candles compared to their 18th century counterparts.
Rare applique monumentale de l'opera de Monaco. Gaz et électricité.

Le style Napoléon III - aussi appelé Second Empire - est un style composite et éclectique pensé avec un goût du luxe et du faste. Il s’inspire d’abord du style Empire, mais aussi de la renaissance italienne, qui vient ensuite se mélanger à des inspirations Louis XIV, Louis XV ou Louis XVI. Ces interprétations sont libres, sans souci de véracité historique. L’impératrice Eugénie aime particulièrement le style Marie-Antoinette, dont ses intérieurs sont inspirés. L’Opéra de Paris de Charles Garnier représente l’apogée de ce style. C’est aussi à cette période qu’il prend son véritable caractère: la polychromie - le noir et l’or pour les luminaires - une abondance d’ornementations en relief, mais aussi des matériaux et des techniques: poirier noirci, marqueterie de nacre, petits meubles, bibelots, sièges capitonnés. Les lustres gagnent également en opulence, en multipliant les bougies par rapport à leurs homologues du XVIII ème.

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