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Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp c.1880

Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
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  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
  • Antique French Champleve Enamel & Marble Corinthian Column Table Lamp
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Price: £1,100.00
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This is an elegant antique French silver plated Corinthian column table lamp, circa 1880 in date.

The lamp features a bronze capital and stepped base superbly decorated with beautiful champleve enamel.


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 49 x Width 15 x Depth 15

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches

Champlevé enamel, in the decorative arts, is an enameling technique or an object made by the champlevé process, which consists of cutting away troughs or cells in a metal plate and filling the depressions with pulverized vitreous enamel. The raised metal lines between the cut out areas form the design outline. Champlevé can be distinguished from the similar technique of cloisonné by a greater irregularity in the width of the metal lines (see cloisonné). After the enamel has annealed and cooled, it is filed with a Carborundum stone file, smoothed with pumice stone, and polished.
Knowledge about the early development of champlevé is uncertain. It figured in the Celtic art of western Europe in the Roman period and beyond. Centring in the Rhine River valley around Cologne and in Belgium’s Meuse River valley, champlevé production flourished especially during the late 11th and 12th centuries. Among the finest and best-known work was that of the Mosan school centred at the Benedictine abbey of Stavelot near Liège, now in Belgium. Among the period’s most famous enamelers were Nicholas of Verdun, who flourished in Cologne from the second half of the 12th century to the early 13th century, and Godefroid de Claire, who was largely active at Stavelot from around 1130 to 1150. See also Mosan school.

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: 09204

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