A Set of Argand Lamps

Circa 1835
Messenger and Son, retailed by B. Gardiner/N. York

This handsome three-part set of Regency argands epitomizes the type of lighting being offered in a major American design center in the Classical period. These were made by Messenger and Son of London and Birmingham, England and labeled B.Gardiner/N. York by the important New York retailer Baldwin Gardiner. The bronze lamps feature fine patinated and gilt-lacquered surfaces with a paneled ornamentation used throughout the design.

See sinumbra lamps D218 and D217.

Bronze, brass, and glass
Height of singles: 18½” center: 21”

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