“There is one fundamental fact about lighting: Where there is no light, there is no beauty.” Billy Baldwin - Interior Designer
A tall, very fine, vintage, French, porcelaine de Paris lamp in American Federal style. The domed cover with a Greek key border in coral enamel. This elegant lamp seated on a Chinese style, quatrefoil polished bronze base.
The lamp, in the white, with two gilded, elongated, hex foil shaped reserves, the reserves painted and gilded in sepia tones with a grape and grape leaf border. The reserves painted with circular vignettes with subjects of farmhouses in a rural settings. The sides of the lamp decorated with shaped, gilded reserves with grape and grape leaf sprays and sprigs.
The three decades that followed the formation of the United States are referred to as "The Federal Era" in recognition of the early development of an American national government. The style of houses and furnishings created during this period were heavily influenced by the neoclassical designs favoured in Great Britain since the 1760’s which stemmed from a renewed interest in classical Greece and Rome.
It was as early as February, 1784, a year after the signing of the peace treaty that ended the Revolutionary War, that the first American ship, “Empress of China”, left New York for Canton. The trade with China peaking in the early years of the 19th century.
This particular style of Chinese export porcelain was very popular in the United States, especially throughout the 1785-1815 Federal period and was exported as large dinner, tea and coffee services.
The lamp shown with a taupe, knife pleated silk lamp shade suggestion.
Literary Reference Schiffer, "China For America".
Table lamp lighting offers a range of benefits :
A. A Functional table lamp.
B. A work of art.
C. A constant visual pleasure.
D. Lamps can be selectively placed to provide a softer pool of lighting, accentuating and complimenting the décor and “feeling” of a room.
Overall height (including shade) 25"/63.5cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications
The lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.