Style, quality of production, scale and proportions, condition and the ability to perform its job as a luminaire are the primary prerequisites for a quality antique lamp. This Victorian Corinthian Column lamp in brass ticks all of those boxes. From every angle its timeless design is appealing and easy on the eye. The Corinthian capital glows like a beacon courtesy of the foiled interior of its shade. The slender column rises from a detailed stepped base (including heavy wrought iron internals) which sits atop four nicely detailed brass claw feet. The lamp benefits from a new switched lamp holder and flex. Given its size this lamp is extremely versatile, suitable as a personal desk lamp for home working, elegant table or hall stand lamp or possibly a single bedside lamp of distinction. Background information The lamp would have started life as an oil lamp and given its quality would have been a prime candidate for conversion to electricity when affluent home owners undertook the conversion to electricity from oil and gas. Roman architect Vitruvius observed that of the old architectural orders the delicate Corinthian design "was produced out of the two other architectural orders." He described the Corinthian column as "an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden; for the outlines and limbs of maidens, being more slender on account of their tender years, admit of prettier effects in the way of adornment." £425.00 including shade and including delivery to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you.
Fine quality Victorian Corinthian Column Lamp