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Object Name Lamp, Oil
Catalog Number 1986.43.1
Date ca. 1830
Material(s) Brass/Glass/Metal
Dimensions H-21 W-14.5 D-6.25 inches
Description This is an electrified Argand lamp made of cast brass. The rectangular base is raised on four clawed feet. The stem is decorated with leaves and flowers, and is topped with an urn-shaped oil reservoir. The reservoir rim is decorated with swans over a gadrooned border. A flame finial tops the piece. One fluted and scrolled branch arm attaches to the middle of the stem and supports a light fixture hammered with a decoration of flowers and vines. The fixture has a tulip shaped frosted glass shade with an etched floral design that fits into a scalloped bracket at the top of the fixture.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Lighting
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS