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Argand lamp

Argand lamp
Title
Argand lamp
Date 
1825-1850
Medium 
Bronze, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 8 in. ( 38.7 x 41.3 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Lamp with two burners and central, urn-shaped reservoir; stand has square base supporting four-legged square pedestal; cylindrical stem supports reservoir and arms bearing burners; ring with two eagles around reservoir to support glass prisms (missing).
Credit Line 
Gift of Dudley Davis, 1950
Object Number 
INV.11865
Marks 
molded: in low relief on scales on burners: "B. GARDINER/N. YORK"
Gallery Label 
The donor of this lamp recalls seeing it around 1890 in the living room of his mother's mother, Mrs. Frances Augusta (Beals) Baker (1815-1897) in her apartment on the southwest corner of 56th Street and Park Avenue. The lamp may have been owned originally by her mother and father, William Beals (1785-1870) and his wife, Dorothy Whitney Beals (1797-1876) of Boston, MA.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group