A Pair of Late 19th Century Empire Style Bronze and Ormolu Lamp Bases
A Pair of Late 19th Century Empire Style Bronze and Ormolu Lamp Bases

A Pair of Late 19th Century Empire Style Bronze and Ormolu Lamp Bases

c. 1890 Bronze and Ormolu

Offered by Timothy Langston

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A Pair of finely chased lamp bases of good scale, fashioned in the Empire style, the stems of slender vase form with finely chased gilt brass rims and bases, the central bodies of dark patinated bronze.

Wired for electric lighting. Shades available to purchase.

Dimensions show height of bases excluding shades.

Napoleon’s promotion of his regime infiltrated various areas, even those outside his socio-political agenda. At this, he visited artist workshops, cabinet makers and porcelain factories in order to stimulate the incorporation of French brilliance in their works. To demonstrate the grandeur of Napoleon’s nation, an association with Classical Antiquity and the stoicism adopted by the ancient Greeks and Romans seemed only fitting for incorporation in interior design.

This pair of lamps (although made a century after napoleon’s apogee) reflect back upon this remarkable period in history and have been constructed using traditional techniques of ormolu work.
Dimensions
Height 13.50 inch (34.29 cm)
Diameter 6.25 (15.87 cm)
Stock Code
0595
Medium
Ormolu and Bronze
Timothy Langston

Timothy Langston
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