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A Pair of Heraldic Silver Wall Sconces for Amadeo I, King of Spain, 19th Cent.

$3,500per set


An amazing pair of 19th century hand-hammered silver double-armed candle wall sconces in the Spanish Baroque style. The back plates beautifully adorned with the Spanish royal crown and personal monogram of Amadeo I, the King of Spain. The heraldic composition completed by the sculptures of angels, holding a laurel wreath in each hand, a symbol of royal power and victory. Probably, made by a special order, the sconces are unmarked but tested for silver. Is it possible that these silver sconces at one time had decorated the walls in the King's apartments. Amadeo I, the King of Spain (Italian Amedeo, sometimes anglicized as Amadeus) (30 May 1845-18 January 1890) was the only King of Spain from the House of Savoy (1870-1873). He was the second son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy and was known for most of his life as the Duke of Aosta, but reigned briefly as King of Spain from 1870-1873. He was elected by the Cortes as Spain's monarch in 1870, following the deposition of Isabella II, and sworn in the following year. Amadeo's reign was fraught with growing republicanism, Carlist rebellions in the north, and the Cuban independence movement. He abdicated and returned to Italy in 1873, and the First Spanish Republic declared as a result. Granted the hereditary title Duke of Aosta in the year of his birth, he founded the Aosta branch of Italy's royal House of Savoy, which is junior in agnatic descent to the branch descended from King Umberto I that reigned in Italy until 1946, but senior to the branch of the Dukes of Genoa. Measure: Weight 977.5g (each).


  • Dimensions
    Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Baroque (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The original wooden bases of the back plates, intended for mounting on the wall preserved in a good condition on both candelabras, with all of the original copper studs that the silver parts nailed to them.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU281938225003

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