This is a splendid antique late Victorian silver-plated Doric column table lamp now converted to electricity, circa 1880 in date.
This opulent lamp features a Doric Capital decorated above a striking cylindrical fluted shaft.
It stands on a large and weighted partially stepped square base.
Add an element of Greek Classical style to your home with this exquisite antique silver-plated table lamp.
In excellent working condition having been beautifully cleaned and rewired, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 40 x Width 14 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches
A Doric column has a very plain, straightforward design, much more simple than the later Ionic and Corinthian column styles. A Doric column is also thicker and heavier than an Ionic or Corinthian column. For this reason, the Doric column is sometimes associated with strength and masculinity. Believing that Doric columns could bear the most weight, ancient builders often used them for the lowest level of multi-story buildings, reserving the more slender Ionic and Corinthian columns for the upper levels.
Ancient builders developed several Orders, or rules, for the design and proportion of buildings, including the columns. Doric is one of the earliest and most simple of the Classical Orders set down in ancient Greece. An Order includes the vertical column and the horizontal entablature.
Doric designs developed in the western Dorian region of Greece in about the 6th century BC. They were used in Greece until about 100 BC. Romans adapted the Greek Doric column but also developed their own simple column, which they called Tuscan.
Our reference: A1516b