London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A GEORGE IV GILT-BRASS FOUR-LIGHT COLZA LAMP
Decorated overall with Bacchanalian masks and fruiting vines, with acanthus crested ceiling rose
17 in. (43 cm.) high; 16½ in. (42 cm.) wide
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Similar 'Roman' hanging lamps, with acanthus-enrichments in the early 19th century Louis Quatorze fashion were supplied to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (d. 1852) for The Gallery, Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.
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