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A WILLIAM IV BRONZE TABLE OIL LAMP
A WILLIAM IV BRONZE TABLE OIL LAMP

ATTRIBUTABLE TO THOMAS MESSENGER, CIRCA 1835

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A WILLIAM IV BRONZE TABLE OIL LAMP
ATTRIBUTABLE TO THOMAS MESSENGER, CIRCA 1835
The stem cast as three back-to-back classical graces on tripod scroll base, converted to electricity with reservoir removed
20½ in. (52 cm.) high

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Lot Essay

Thomas Messenger, Birmingham manufacturer of 'Chandeliers, Tripods and Lamps of every description in bronze and or-molu', opened a London branch in 1826. A Colza Oil lamp with of this identical model is illustrated and discussed in 'Country House Lighting', Exhibition Catalogue, Temple Newsam, 992, p.138, fig.92
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