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A REGENCY ORMOLU AND BRONZED THREE-LIGHT COLZA CHANDELIER
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A REGENCY ORMOLU AND BRONZED THREE-LIGHT COLZA CHANDELIER

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A REGENCY ORMOLU AND BRONZED THREE-LIGHT COLZA CHANDELIER
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With triple chain suspension from a foliate corona, the light of circular form with three protruding arms with foliage, the handles each with a classical mask, with berried finial to top and bottom, originally fitted for colza oil, drilled for electricity
28 in. (71 cm.) high; 21 in. (53.5 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Wyke Hall, Gillingham, Dorset.
Bought from Malletts circa 1950.
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Lot Essay

The chandelier with reeded vase embellished with festive bacchante heads and a thyrsus finial derives from Roman oil lamps as popularised by T. Hope'’s Household Furniture and Interior Decoraioinin, 1807 and G. Smith'’s, Collection of Designs for Household Funituree, 1808. Related lamps, including one by the Newport Street figure-maker and lamp manufacturer James de Ville (d. 1846) are illustrated M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture, London, 1965 rev. ed., figs. 235 and 236). Another lamp of this model was sold anonymously, Christie'’s, New York, 2-3 December 2003, lot 506.
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