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A SET OF FOUR REGENCY SILVERED-BRONZE AND SCAGLIOLA TWIN-LIGHT TABLE LAMPS
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A SET OF FOUR REGENCY SILVERED-BRONZE AND SCAGLIOLA TWIN-LIGHT TABLE LAMPS

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A SET OF FOUR REGENCY SILVERED-BRONZE AND SCAGLIOLA TWIN-LIGHT TABLE LAMPS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each on a green and white scagliola plinth and later square marble base, the masks stamped with numbers to the reverse, formerly for colza oil
11½in. (29cm.) high; 10in. (25.5cm.) diameter (4)
Provenance
The London Institution, Finsbury Circus.
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The London Institution, Finsbury Circus, was designed in 1815-19 by William Brooks, (d.1867), and demolished in 1936. Similar lamps, attached to the wall are illustrated in A. Oswald, The London Institution, Finsbury Circus, Country Life, 11 April 1936, pp.378-383, fig.7. This set of colza lamps relates to a pair sold anonymously, Christie's London, 9 April 1992, lot 9 and illustrated in Leeds, Temple Newsam, Country House Lighting, 1992, no.65, p.85. These were made by James Deville (d.1846) who was described in the Gentleman's Magazine as a plaster figure-maker, lamp manufacturer and phrenologist in the Strand. The bacchante masks probably derive from Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London 1807, pl.XXXVII.

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