A Regency Two-Light Argand

Circa 1825

In a beautiful two-tone gilt-lacquered finish, an imposing mythical chimera with upswept wings on a large monopodic leg provides the standard for this splendid argand lamp. The font is designed as a doubled-handled urn adorned with a Classical mask with leaves. The leg of the chimera rests inside a large expressive foliate decoration. An almost identical example exists in an early trade catalog in the Winterthur Museum Library in Delaware.

Bronze, brass, and glass
Height: 23” Width: 19 ½” Depth: 7 ½”

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