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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU LAMP BASES
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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN ORMOLU LAMP BASES

PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF VULLIAMY

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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)
Provenance
Acquired from Piers von Westenholz, London.
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Lot Essay

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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