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Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp c.1880

Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
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  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique Victorian Adam Revival Corinthian Column Table Lamp
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Price: £475.00
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This is an elegant antique Victorian silver plated Corinthian column table lamp, circa 1880 in date.

The lamp features a capital decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls which flair outwards on a fluted tapering shaft and sits on a stepped plinth base decorated with 
garlands of bell drops.

In working condition having been rewired.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and rewired in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 55 x Width 18 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches

The Corinthian order is the last developed of the three principal classical orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. The other two are the Doric order which was the earliest, followed by the Ionic order. When classical architecture was revived during the Renaissance, two more orders were added to the canon, the Tuscan order and the Composite order. The Corinthian, with its offshoot the Composite, is the most ornate of the orders, characterized by slender fluted columns and elaborate capitals decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls. There are many variations.
 
The name Corinthian is derived from the ancient Greek city of Corinth, although the style had its own model in Roman practice, following precedents set by the Temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus c. 2 AD.  It was employed in southern Gaul at the Maison Carrée, Nîmes and at the comparable podium temple at Vienne. Other prime examples noted by Mark Wilson Jones are the lower order of the Basilica Ulpia and the arch at Ancona both of the reign of Trajan, 98–117 AD the column of Phocas re-erected in Late Antiquity but 2nd century in origin, and the Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek c. 150 AD

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: 09068

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