Historic Services / Lighting
1750 - 1800
Glass, ormolu, bronzeOrder this image
Cliveden Estate, Buckinghamshire
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The pair of lanterns were adapted for electric light, and featured eight branch chandeliers. The lanterns are neo-classical style and replicas of famous lantern designs by Thomire for the Petit Trianon, Versailles. Neo-classical was a style which took inspiration from the culture and style of Ancient Rome and Greece.
one of a pair of late 18th Century French porch lanterns in ormolu and blue, lacquered in neo-classical style consisting of central fluted gilt column supporting eight branch chandeliers, adapted for electric light, each with two satyrs at the junction of column and chandelier, the whole enclosed by a cylindrical glass framed lantern attached by four brackets with swags to the column, the lantern topped with four pairs of trumpets in wreaths, the side frames with lacquered quivers terminated in winged putti heads, the top and bottom bands to the lantern with gilded floral designs.
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