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A pair of Gothic revival style wrought-iron and silvered bronze standard lamps
A pair of Gothic revival style wrought-iron and silvered bronze standard lamps

CIRCA 1890

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A pair of Gothic revival style wrought-iron and silvered bronze standard lamps
Circa 1890
Each with a pierced circular drip-pan above a foliate collar and triangular standard intersected at mid-points with trefoils and a gallery of Gothic masks, continuing to three knights in armour seated on the tripartite strap-scrolled base cast with dolphin-heads, drilled for electricity
72¾in. (184.8cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

Recalling the fantasy of the medieval, the 19th Century Gothic Revival evoked in many what was believed to be an authentic lost age of craftsmanship and spirituality. The Revival coincided with an archaeological interest in English and French Gothic architecture, and great medieval cathedrals became mandatory stops on the Grand Tour of Europe.

A related standard, with a floral motif, by Messrs. Bishop and Marnard of Norwich, England is pictured in The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1867, p. 138.
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