A wonderful matching pair (2) French Empire gilt doré bronze and cut crystal column candlestick lamps. Elegant, classic and gracious design inspired by the Renaissance with extensively decorated Acanthus leaf base and candle holder where it has been wired. The cut, faceted crystal is in a classic diamond pattern and light dances off it. Each crystal shaft terminating in anthemion-decorated leaves. The harps are present and the lamps are topped with matching acorn finials. The bottoms are covered in red velvet which I have not removed to inspect the lamp for signature etc. They have newer cords but see my statement regarding 'lighting safety below' please. I am guessing on the age to be honest and they could be much older. I am not a metal expert either. I have found a few examples from the early and late 1800's and electrified in the mid 1900's. However, I have not seen one with such elaborate and extensive decoration. There are more photos, more or less the same with maybe a little extra bits and bobs. Shipped with full insurance and tracking by courier. If you want to buy your own shades, let me know as that will lower the shipping price some with a smaller box.
CONDITION: Excellent antique condition. The are barely any signs of scratches, scuffs or use - each with drilled holes for lamp cords. One has more patina than the other but can be cleaned up if that is your aesthatic. No damage, no loss or restoration. The shades are replacement bleated soft with cloth.
SIZE: Each of the two lamps stand 26 inches to top of acorn finial, 17 inches to top of rise and the base is 13 3/4 inches of fabulousness
LIGHTING SAFETY NOTE: Most lamps will have their original wiring and sockets, and likely connected to a knob and tube system. These pieces should NOT be connected to an electrical supply without a qualified inspection of all parts. Rewiring is the usual and highly recommended path.
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to pack glass and antiques as safely as possible and ship by courier. However, once an item leaves my hands it is out of my control. I can not guarantee safety and DO NOT accept returns or give refunds on damaged in shipping items. The best I can do is put in an insurance claim.
BUYER RESPONSIBILITIES: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.