An antique pair of French ormolu mounted and Giallo di Siena marble Neo Classical table lamps, Circa 1870 in date.
The pair are of baluster form with twin ormolu handles and ormolu cartouches, raised on circular socles and plinths with ormolu mounts and toupie feet.
They are delightful objects which will look fabulous in any surroundings.
They were later converted to electricity from urns in the early 19th Century.
In really excellent working condition having been beautifully cleaned and professionally rewired in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 44 x Width 13 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 5 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 4 inches
The natural beauty of Italian Siena marble has been prized for its luster and natural beauty throughout history. Giallo Siena marble was formed eons ago when limestone was subjected to intense pressure and heat. The calcite crystals formed like millions of tiny gems locked together, giving the natural Giallo Siena marble its beautiful luster.
Ormolu (from French ‘or moulu’, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as ‘gilt bronze’.
Our reference: A2934