Antique French Patinated Bronze Cherub Table Lamp C1920
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Dating from around 1920, we are delighted to present this antique French patinated bronze cherub table lamp in the Neo-Classical style.
This is a superb antique ormolu and bronze lamp features a sensitively sculptured cherub holding a torch on a reeded Doric column base. It has been produced using the traditional ‘lost wax’ or cire-perdue’ bronze casting method.
This tasteful piece will add a touch of elegance to any room.
This lovely bronze table lamp is in perfect working condition and has been fully cleaned in our workshops. You can confirm this by looking at the photos.
More About the Lost Wax Method
This is a traditional bronze casting method using an artists sculpture to produce a piece of bronze work. Also known by the French name of cire-perdue, the method involves pouring molten metal into a mold that has been fashioned from coating a wax model. This is coating is left to dry and when ready the wax model is melted and drained away leaving a perfect mold which will maintain any fine detailing that was on the original model.
More Information and To View
When it comes to a table lamp of this quality it is preferable to view it in person if you are able to do so. 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 this ormolu and bronze cherub lamp. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other bronze lamps 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 item you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are open on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking at a very fine ormolu and bronze item which requires careful specialised packing and shipping to its final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship this bronze lamp 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 this bronze lamp unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return it in its 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 52 x Width 11 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 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: 08561
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.