6 March 2003
A BRONZED AND PARCEL-GILT LAMP
The ebonised turned shaft surmounted by a Corinthian column, with palmette-decorated pedestal and a plinth base, with two paper labels attached to the base, one inscribed in ink '... in Rome', fitted for electricity; with a crimson silk-lined shade with green and crimson braid and bullion fringe, possibly Italian
16½ in. (42 cm.) high
The late John Teed, Esq., The Old Manor House, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.
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Patterns for related bronzed and lacquered columnar 'Sinumbra' lamps feature in a Regency lamp maker's book illustrated in C. Gilbert, Country House Lighting, Temple Newsam Country House Studies, no. 4, Leeds, 1992, fig. 43.
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