Huge Pair French Empire Bronze Classical Lady Lamps
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This pair of large bronze lamps comprises a pair of life size French classical bronze statues in the Empire style, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century and being fully wired for use as electric lamps.
These imposing large bronze lamps feature lots of nicely accomplished decorative work depicting classical women and various cherubs and other decorative motifs.
Being suitable for use in both (large) domestic premises or in various commercial locations such as a restaurant or hotel, these bronze lamps display an attention to detail which makes them very special and really brings them to life.
Please take a close look at the gallery of photographs we have supplied in order to appreciate all of the striking features of these lamps.
More Information and To View
When it comes to bronze sculpture of this size and quality it is always preferable to view them in person if you can. However we appreciate that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about these large bronze lamps. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other lamps and bronzes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which items you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking at a pair of very large bronze lamps which require careful specialised packing and shipping to reach their final destination in good condition - whether it be your home or other premises. We can pack and ship these items to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these large bronze lamps unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return them in their original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 258 x Width 72 x Depth 72
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 feet, 6 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 4 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).
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: 02268
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