"Every one soon or late comes round by Rome". Robert Browning
A rare and ultra smart, one of a kind, vintage American, Marbro candlestick accent lamp, or task light in Roman revival style. The lamp produced with a combination of terracotta and black basalt. This stylish association of basalt and terracotta was widely used in Roman art and interior design.
The circular, high stepped lamp base decorated with a wide band of highly stylised, basalt classical anthemion, or palmette on a pale cream ground, an inverted band of terracotta and a fine band of Roman endless knot.
The black basalt column support, moulded with stylised palm fronds. The terracotta column rising to a black basalt Roman style capital. The column with a black basalt garland of roses. The lamp with a matte gold plated candle holder and fitted with a faux candle. The candle cap matte gold plated.
This rare Roman revival candlestick lamp producing a very smart, classic look. The lamp wired with a 25watt lamp socket. The lamp shown with a black silk shade suggestion.The Marbro Lamp Company
Marbro sold their lamps mainly through interior designers and a few high end furniture outlets. Most of the components that made up the lamps, such as ceramic, brass, glass, etc were purchased from small companies around the world. By example, this Roman revival candlestick lamp was custom made to order by an Italian ceramics company. The Marbro Lamp Company was finally closed in December 1990.
It is obvious from the company's careful selection of art objects and their unique methods of lamp making that their goal was to design beautiful, unique and high quality lamps. The base of the lamp marked "Italy For Marbro Lamps"
Accent lamps are designed to produce a mood, a look or feel in a room, rather than providing a major source of light in a space. In general, an accent lamp is a relatively small lamp with usually no more than a maximum height of about 20"/50cm including the lamp shade. Accent lamps also serve as decorative accents within a room.
Overall height (including shade) 23"/58 cm approx
Lamps shipped to the US and UK are wired to US and UK specifications