A pair of highly prized French Maison Bagues two arm light sconces of gilt bronze beaded helix frames with clear rock crystal pearls, glass flowers and branches of gold leaves.
Since its establishment in 1860, the Maison Bagues has been an emblem of French sophistication in luxury lighting design. Each piece the firm makes is hand assembled using traditional techniques.
The master metalsmith Noel Bagues founded the company as specialists in liturgical bronzes, but by 1880 the company had expanded into the production of bronze light fixtures in response to the development of electrical lighting. Carried on by Noel’s son Eugene and grandsons Victor and Robert, Maison Bagues continued to progress, adding intricately detailed iron lighting collections in the 1920s as well as stair banisters, gates, and accessory tables. Bagues began selling internationally in the interwar period, expanding to New York, Rome and Cairo. Noted for their high end hand crafted work, such as complex carved sconces and hand-strung crystal chandeliers, Maison Bagues appealed to an elite clientele. While Bagues’ Art Deco crystal lighting fixtures drew the most attention, the company was also known for bespoke metalwork that drew commissions from important interior designers and decorating firms such as Maison Jansen.
Reference : 1st Dibs website
H525mm x W290mm
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Grey Lynn, Auckland
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Pair of French Maison Bagues appliques c.1920 -1930