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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT BOUILLOTTE LAMP

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT BOUILLOTTE LAMP
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With a steel square shaft and ring-finial above a circular parcel-gilt and green tôle shade decorated with palmettes, supported by a turned stem issuing three acanthus-sheathed candlearms with stylized swan's necks and terminating with leaf-tipped nozzles, the circular base enriched with berried-vines intersperced by cherubim, drilled for electricity, with a later ring finial
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high; 13 in. (33 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Schlesch & Garza, New York, November 1984.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY