- Wall Lights
- 18th Century
- AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT-GLASS WALL LIGHTS BY WILLIAM PARKER
AN EXCEPTIONAL PAIR OF GEORGE III ORMOLU MOUNTED CUT-GLASS WALL LIGHTS BY WILLIAM PARKER
The oval foliate and ball-beaded back plate supporting an ormolu mounted cut-glass egg, drop hung van dyke canopy and pineapple finial. The receiver plate subdivided by seven six sided branches on three levels, five supporting van dyke drip pans and candle nozzles; a further two upper kick arms mounted with canopies and pineapple finials. The central spire unusually mounted by twin J arm branches, mounted with drop hung canopies and pineapple finials, further issuing a serpent down arm supporting the wall-light's drapery of pear shaped chains and finial drops.
- Height 106.64 cm / 42 "
- Width 60.94 cm / 24 "
- Depth 41.89 cm / 16 "
- Period 1750-1799
- Year 1790
- Country England
- Provenance Fileman Private collection
- Literature William Parker Patented a wasted base in March 1781, please see plate 44 (The English Glass Chandelier By Martin Mortimer) of an Instructional drawing supplied by Parker for assembly of a pair of candelabra. This drawing showing the same type of J arm assembly as the wall-lights. (The drawing courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of art)
- Condition 6 drip pan spikes repaired Top pineapple finial repaired 1 top canopy later replacement
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