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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 703

Impressive Pair Gilt Bronze Figural Argand Lamps

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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19th century, burners with retailer stamp "J. & I. Cox/New York", each patinated bronze figural support in the form of atlas carrying the earth surmounted by gilt bronze arm with scrollwork decoration supporting two burners with pierced shade rings, urn form reservoir with anthemion leaf finial, on gilt bronze base with mask and ribbon decoration, paw feet, 33 in., with four frosted glass shades with floral decoration and 40 glass prisms


Background on Important Private Collection from Boston:
I have been working with this collector for over 25 years, both in the initial acquisition of the objects and overseeing their conservation as needed. With a keen eye for quality and design, and a deep passion for all things classical, he has quietly amassed a top-notch collection of American furniture and decorative arts. The collection encompasses outstanding examples from the leading cabinetmakers of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, representing excellence in form and proportions, condition, wood quality, and carving. It also includes rare objects that are among the best of their kind. Now, with the downsizing of one of his properties, the offerings in this catalog are coming to market to find new owners who share a love for this remarkable period in American furniture history.
Clark Pearce,
Advisor and Consultant to Collectors and Institutions

Provenance: Property from an Important Boston Collection


scattered surface scratches and polish wear, especially at bases, some elements slightly loose, slight forward tilt but still stable, one shade ring broken but retained, one ring around globe broken but retained (missing peg for positioning), shades good overall with some surface scratches and dust

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