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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 597

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU LAMP BASES

    PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF VULLIAMY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU LAMP BASES
    PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF VULLIAMY
    Fitted for electricity, with shades, re-gilt
    20¾ in. (53 cm.) high, excluding shades (2)


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    A set of four Regency bronze oil-lamp bases of this model was supplied to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont (d. 1848) for Bretton Park, Yorkshire at the time he was aggrandising the house under the architect Jeffrey Wyatville. Interestingly, Messrs. Benjamin Vulliamy and Sons are known to have supplied metalwork 'designed by Mr Jeffry Wyat' for Bretton in 1813 (G. de Bellaigue, 'The Vulliamy's Chimney-Pieces', FHSJ, 1997, pp. 212-3).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Piers von Westenholz, London.