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A gilt-bronze and bronze oil lamp
Empire, first quarter 19th century
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A gilt-bronze and bronze oil lamp
Empire, first quarter 19th century
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Details & Cataloguing

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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A gilt-bronze and bronze oil lamp
Empire, first quarter 19th century
surmounted by a kneeling winged classical female figure emptying a ewer, with entwined serpent handles, with a hinged lid above a gadrooned body cast with anthemions, on four griffin feet and a rectangular base
26.5cm. high, 26cm. wide; 10½in., 10in.
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Provenance

Sold as lot 247 in these Rooms, 13th December 1996 (sold for £5,750)

An identical lamp, the property of the 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of Kincardine, K.F. and according to documents probably bought in the showrooms of Lingnereux in Paris, sold in these Rooms, 12th June 1992, lot 310. An identical lamp appears in a portrait dated 1800 of Jean-Baptiste Etienne Vigee by Romany (1769-1846), formerly at Colnaghi's, London. The present lamp is based upon a design by Percier and Fontaine, Receuil de Decorations Interieures, Paris, An. IXMDCCCL., plate 54.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London