late c19th italian carved giltwood baroquestyle hanging hall lantern

Late C19th Italian carved gilt-wood Baroque-style hanging hall lantern.



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Late C19th Italian carved gilt-wood Baroque-style hanging hall lantern.
Impressive-scale lantern of flamboyantly carved C17th Venetian style. Carved winged putti/amorini figural uprights to the corners,and all-over deeply-carved scroll and leaf decoration. Fitted with a cleverly-designed concealed hinged door for access to the lamp.
High-quality gilding with a 'softly' aged patina , with minor areas of 'bleeding' showing the traditionally-prepared red gesso ground base beneath. The 4-panel sides fitted with hand-bevelled glass panes.
The interior refreshed in pale green 'chalky' paint to replicate the original finish .The base with a carved drop pendant finial .
A dramatic and highly-decorative statement for a hall-way, portico or reception room .
In excellent condition with no losses. Complete with short chain , hook and gilt-brass ceiling 'rose' fitting.
Can be re-wired and re-fitted with an internal lamp configuration to client's specification.
The V&A Collection , London , has a similar , though of the period 1570-1600 , Mannerist-style giltwood lantern in its collections .(Museum no. 7225-1860)
H 42"
W 18" sq.
Italy , probably Venice, c.1900
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Internal Ref: ML1511


Height = 106.6802 cm (42")
Width = 45.7201 cm (18")
Depth = 45.7201 cm (18")

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