Pair of lamp-holders in carved pine wood, lacquered white and partially gilded, supported by a cylindrical shaft. Composed of large opposing “C” volutes, they are carved with curls and leaf motifs, embellished by a flowering branch that descends from the upper corolla, support for the candle. Above the two lamps is the plate in perforated and gilded iron sheet.
Dimensions: cm. 123 diameter 15, h. with base and rod 240
The carving with large volutes and the fleshy leaves are evidently Baroque motifs typical of the Lombard area; however the lightness of movement, the almost rocaille corolla like the chromatic taste that alternates gold and ivory, are typical of the fashion that overlooked Milan in the mid-eighteenth century. On the other hand, in those years, the most fashionable environment in the whole city, the Salon of Palazzo Clerici, really represents a balance between Baroque language and the new Rococo proposals coming from Paris. The production of these two objects should therefore be placed in those years.
Giuseppe Beretti, Il mobile dei lumi, ed. In limine 2010