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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 197

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU HALL LANTERN

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU HALL LANTERN
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    With arched foliate support and cylindrical body with balustraded base edged with ovolo ornament and headed by plumed finials
    39 in. (99 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) diameter


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    This lantern is almost identical to that from Castle Leslie, Ireland, sold Christie's London, 22 June 1989, lot 40. In its overall composition, these lanterns are closely related to that in the Wrightsman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum, New York (F.J.B Watson, The Wrightsman Collection Furniture, Boxes, New York, 1970, vol. III, p. 67, no. 304) as well as a further lantern in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry at Bowhill, Selkirk. A simpler balustraded drum lantern was delivered to the chteau de Fontainebleau around 1780 (illustrated in P. Verlet, Les Bronzes Dorés du XVIII Siècle, Paris, 1987, fig.106).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Christopher Gibbs, 8 June 1979.