Pair of Empire style gilded and black Lamps

Pair of Empire style gilded and black Lamps

Pair of Empire style gilded and black Lamps

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Pair of Empire style gilded and black Lamps:
the reeded shaft with grapevine collar and band
with ears of corn below a handsome candle cup;
the three-way base with anthemion frieze and acanthus
leaf decoration; black panels with classical wreath motif
and three paw feet. Wired for electric lamps.
Lamp shades not supplied.

Height:36"-91.5cm
Width:9"-23.0cm
Glossary Words

Empire

Of the reign of the French Emperor Napoleon (Bonaparte) from 1804-1815. Grand, symmetrical designs using classical forms in a formal Greek way were combined with motifs associated with Napoleon, such as eagles, bees, laurel wreaths and Egyptian subjects. See Directoire and Second Empire.

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.

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