Brass lamps

Object Number: 
1940.49a-e
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 8 in. ( 52.1 x 44.4 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
raised on brass plaque below glass globe: "J. B. Wilbor / New York"
Description: 
Set of three brass Argand lamps, one (1940.49a-e) with two arms; with an urn atop column, foliate- edged ring around top of urn with two eagles, and lotus finial; holes to hang prisms on urn ring and central foliate ring; frosted glass shades with floral motifs: cylindrical glass chimneys.
Gallery Label: 
These lamps belonged to the Clinton family. The prisms are missing from them.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Clinton Brown, presented in memory of Caroline Hamilton Brown
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group