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A Pair of Regency Two Light Argands

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Bronze, brass, and glass
W. 17 in; H. 28.5 in;
W. 43.18 cm; H. 72.39 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1825
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This handsome pair of Regency argands are rarely encountered in this impressive size and presence. Each lamp is supported by an imposing mythical chimera with upswept wings on a large monopodic leg. The wide square bases are decorated with borders of cast leaves. The classical masks between the arms are in a style associated with Thomas Hope. An overall patinated finish covers the entire surfaces. A smaller lamp with an identical base can be viewed in an early lighting trade catalog at the Winterthur Museum Library in Delaware. An identical pair of lamps in two-tone gilt lacquered finishes appoint the Greek Revival Room at the American Museum in Britain in Bath, England.
Styles / Movements Classical, Neoclassical, Regency
Dealer Reference Number D1069
Incollect Reference Number 173814
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