Antique Pair Regency Style Ormolu Wall Lights Appliques 19th C
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This fantastic pair of Regency style twin branch antique ormolu wall lights date from the late 19th century.
Featuring classical Regency elements, this fabulous pair of antique ormolu wall lights have anthemion, classical urn and palmette cast backplates that issue forth twin reeded scrolled branches. Originally designed as candelabra, they were later adapted for the use of electricity.
The Regency style has had many revivals. The original era is commonly defined as spanning a period of about forty years from around 1795 to 1837 and is named after the Prince Regent who ruled as proxy for his father, George III until his death in 1820 and then took over as George IV. The period was one of great achievement and cultural refinement in Britain and furniture and interior design incorporated the motivations and inspirations of the Prince Regent who favoured the classical design of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. This pair of antique ormolu wall lights shows off many of the elements of Regency style including the use of classical urns and the palmette or anthemion.
Ormolu is a technique for coating bronze, brass, copper or other metals with gold. The original process involved coating the item in an amalgam of finely ground high-cart gold and mercury and then firing this in a kiln. The mercury would ‘burn off’ in the process leaving the metal beautifully gilded with the gold. The process had to be changed with the use of Mercury being banned in the 1830s and it was replaced with the electroplating method, which is the one used today. This pair of antique ormolu wall lights have been created using the latter method.
They are in excellent condition having been cleaned and fully rewired and PAT tested. You can see the condition of this pair of antique ormolu wall lights for yourself by taking a few moments to review the photographs.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 43 x Width 23 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 5 inches x Width 9 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: 08897a
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