FEUCHERE I WALL LAMP
From a museum showcase to a contemporary creation
At the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, nestles in a window a wall lamp with particular shapes (see the 2 photos below). It was made by Feuchère, who ran one of the largest gilt bronze production workshops between the 1770s and 1820s. The finesse of execution, the legend of the models contributed to the success of his works.
This model particularly appeals to me, I wanted to revisit it, make it a creation that could be placed in our contemporary interiors.
Model at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
Another model passed in a sale at Drouot sold for €22,500.
I kept the way the wall lamp is clear of the wall as well as the shape of the base while removing all the sculptures, witness of another era.
Two screws make it possible to perfectly fix the wall lamp to the wall. These are then masked by a brass rosette.
The socket is embedded in a turned brass part, always with the aim of obtaining the purest part possible without any exogenous element.
The innovation lies in the design of a wooden saucer with a unique texture .
This unique effect, the result of very delicate turning and sanding, gives transparency to the oak.
The brasses are treated in matte and shiny shades before being gilded.
This precious finish combined with transparent sanded wood make our wall lamp a luxurious, original and very elegant creation.