A Pair of Regency Argands

Circa 1825

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.

Bronze, brass, tin, and glass
Height: 28½” Width: 17”

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