In lighting, a sconce is an ornament with a candleholder (or lamp) mounted on one or more branches and which hangs on the wall.
The sconce is an important decorative element in the world of decoration. Very fashionable in the 18th century, the sconce is the heir of the medieval torches that were eventually called "arms of light" because of their shape.
The sconces can originally plated on a piece of wood and resort to the use of metal. The most beautiful sconces are made of bronze, going from the Rocaille taste to the sheath and the baluster.
The greatest founders and chiselers of sconces, like Meissonnier, Germain and Gouthières, worked the genre of the sconce to assert their genius.
Meissonnier, Germain, Gouthières