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Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired

Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
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  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
  • Pair Fine Cut Glass & Ormolu Empire Style Lamps Wired
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Price: £795.00
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This is a fine pair of  cut glass and ormolu lamps in the Empire style, wired and ready to use, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

The lamps are in clear transparent diamond patterned cut glass facets with square ormolu bases, accent and top detailing. They have two highly ornate oversized handles. The pedestal type bases feature a classic moulded wreath and ribbon design, typical of the Empire style.

There is no mistaking their fine quality and ornate design, which is certain to make them a talking point in your dining room, bedroom or reception.
 
Condition
The lamps are in excellent working condition, wired and ready for use. Please see photos for confirmation of their condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 65 x Width 16 x Depth 16

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 00634

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