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Three pairs of cast iron sconces, after models of the Alexandre III bridge

Width: 25'' ⅝  65cm
Height: 41'' ¾  106cm
Depth: 27'' ½  70cm

20th century.

Good condition. Some slight lacks in the ornaments.

Beautiful pair of cast iron sconces with bronze patina made after models of the Alexandre III bridge in Paris.

This pair of lanterns was designed in the 20th century as part of the Schlumpf Museum's decoration project. In 1957, the Schlumpf brothers bought a 19th century textile factory in Mulhouse to house their car collection. The Schlumpf Museum was created and remained open until 1977. From 7 March of that year, the museum was occupied by trade unions, launching the famous "Schlumpf affair". Today, managed by the Association du Musée National de l'Automobile, the Musée National de l'Automobile - Schlumpf collection houses the most important collection of cars in the world. This collection is illuminated by 800 lanterns on the models of the Alexander III Bridge, which were created at the request of Fritz Schlumpf.

Produced by Lacarrière et Cie, the lanterns on the Pont Alexandre III are among the most famous in Paris. Founded at the beginning of the 19th century, Lacarrière et Cie is a company that has produced numerous candelabras in Paris and has taken part in no less than twelve World Fairs, winning numerous prizes.

View of lanterns of Alexandre III bridge, Paris, France, 1897-1900.
View of lanterns of Alexandre III bridge, Paris, France, 1897-1900.