Regency hexagonal Hall Lantern with gilded ornaments
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Regency hexagonal Hall Lantern with gilded ornaments

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Regency hexagonal Hall Lantern with gilded ornaments:
the black frame with gothic tracery and trefoil border; suspended on three chains from top glass smoke-dish.
Circa 1820, restored and supplied with inner three-way chandelier.

Height: 30½" - 77cm
Width: 15" - 38cm

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

Gothic Revival

Gothic designs, based on medieval, Tudor and Jacobean, were introduced in the late 18th and early 19th centuries (see Strawberry Hill Gothic). It became the prominent British style for Queen Victoria's reign, following the writings and designs of A.W.N. Pugin and others from the 1840s onwards.

trefoil

A three-leaved form.

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