Hexagonal Regency style gilded and black Hall Lantern

Hexagonal Regency style gilded and black Hall Lantern

Hexagonal Regency style gilded and black Hall Lantern

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Hexagonal Regency style gilded and black Hall Lantern:
the six tapering panels with classical masks and anthemion
decorations at the top corners and simple finials below;
suspended on six chains from top smoke dish; restored,
with inner three way chandelier.

Height:24"-61.0cm
Width:14"-35.5cm

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.

anthemion

A palmette motif in the form of a stylised honeysuckle, found on classical Greek buildings such as the Erechtheum, in Athens, and often used as part of neo-classical decoration.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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