Not just for the ladies, a stunning antique lamp offers appeal to all with a sharp eye for style, beauty and panache.
Celadon is just one of the beautiful glazes used on Chinese ceramics. The colour is derived from iron and ranges in tone from a greyish green to a sea-green, with the intent to reflect the wide range of greens found in jade.
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.
"Vive le Roi !
The importance of interior lighting is an undisputed fact with the table lamp making a major contribution. The illumination of a room, hall or living space, is only half the story, for a lamp, when viewed as more than "just lighting" can serve, along with pictures and antiques, not only as a work of art, but a functional work of art, offering visual pleasure while fulfilling a most practical role.
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.
A classic lamp, by definition, is well qualified, having seen a minimum of 100 years of changes in fashion and trends. Here it stands a century later, as elegant and timeless as the day it was made, having survived them all!