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18TH Century mahogany wall lantern18TH Century mahogany wall lantern18TH Century mahogany wall lantern18TH Century mahogany wall lantern18TH Century mahogany wall lantern

A very rare Georgian mahogany hanging corner lanthorn.

Wooden wall lanterns [lanthorns is the correct term for this article] with mirrored backs were designed to increase the light by reflection. They are quite frequently mentioned in halls and staircases of well-to-do houses in the eighteenth century, but very few original ones have survived due to being enclosed with glass which, although shielded the candle from draughts, increased their fragility. The bow glass and mirror plates of this fine example would appear to be original.

Item ID:7964

HEIGHT
21" (53 cm)
WIDTH
16" (40 cm)
DEPTH
11" (27 cm)
PERIOD
18th Century

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    18TH Century mahogany wall lantern

    £15,850 GBP
    ~ $19,899