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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 628

    A PAIR OF LATE REGENCY BRONZE AND ORMOLU CORINTHIAN COLUMN LAMPS

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

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    A PAIR OF LATE REGENCY BRONZE AND ORMOLU CORINTHIAN COLUMN LAMPS
    CIRCA 1820
    Each pedestal with bacchante masks, on paw feet headed by foliate scrolls, adapted for electricity, with shades, repatinated
    23¾ in. (60.5 cm.) high, excluding shades (2)


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    The Grecian Corinthian columns, with palm-wreathed and lion-pawed plinths, are conceived in the early 19th Century antique manner and relate to Parisian glass-gloved lamp patterns issued by Maison Chopin of the rue St. Denis (J. Bourne and V. Brett, Lighting in the Domestic Interior, London, 1991, fig. 465). Their bacchic feet and theatrical masks relate to those of a bronze vase pattern issued in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1807 (pl. XXXV). The masks also appear on a pair of ormolu photophores, in the manner of William Bullock, brother of the celebrated cabinet-maker, George Bullock, sold anonymously at Sotheby's London, 4 July 1997, lot 7.

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