about 1767 -
Possibly commissioned for Stanislaw August Poniatowski, king of Poland, Polish, 1732 - 1798 (Warsaw, Poland)
Note: Caffieri sent a large group of wall lights of this design to the king of Poland to be used in his palace, but we do not know for sure that this pair was among them.
Henri Smulders, Dutch, 1863 - 1933 [sold, from a set of four, Collection de feu M. - Henri Smulders, Antiquities - Objets d'Art, Frederik Muller & Co. (Mensing & Fils), Amsterdam, June 26-27, 1934, lot 98]
Lee Greenway (Los Angeles, CA) [sold, Decorative Arts, Property of Various Owners, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, October 21, 1980, lot 787A, to Alexander & Berendt Ltd.]
1980 - 1982
Alexander & Berendt Ltd. (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1982.