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Lot 0945
Group of Four Argand Lamps Attributed to Cornelius and Company, Philadelphia

second quarter 19th century, including two double-arm lamps and a pair of single lamps, with Gothic window-molded bases, the tanks decorated with applied pierced and scrolled handles and artichoke finials, set with frosted and cut glass shades and prisms.
h. 18-1/2" to 19-1/2", w. 12" to 18"", d. 7" to 8"


All four argand lamps are electrified and are lacking all burner parts. One double-arm lamp has a related, but different, cast standard, and the shades are later reproductions. On the other three lamps, the cages are lacking, so to keep the shades stable, they have been partially glued to the bronze bobeches. The same lamp shades have minute "fleabite" chips and scattered nicks to shade fitter rims. Bronze arms and standards exhibit minor rubbing, scratches and abrasions as are to be expected with age and use. NOTE: The smallest width (single-arm lamps) is 12", not 9-1/2", and the widest width (double-arm lamps ) with shades on is 18", not 9-1/2" to 14-1/2" as stated in the catalogue.

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Four Argand Lamps, attr. to Cornelius & Co.

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jul 29, 2018
333 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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