Many interesting lamps have been included in our antique lamp range, but some have a lot more to say than others. When we think of an antique lamp, we automatically think of a means of illuminating a room or an area, maybe, to read by. This lamp, however, tells an interesting story, the more you look, the more you see! The story is in the detail, which follows.
At various periods thought history, revivals of the superb designs of Greek classicism have emerged in art and design and particularly, architecture. Architectural styles have been inspired by elements of ancient Greek temples, with the use of massive marble Corinthian and Doric columns, decorative friezes and grand stair cases. These revisits are generally known today as periods of “Greek Revival”. These movements were dominant from about the middle of the 18th century, lasting, almost until the close of the 19th century, 1750 – 1890.