A lacquered chinoiserie standard lamp, dating from the early to mid 20th century. The turned tapering column and the sweeping circular base are hand-painted with gilt decoration and the odd flash of Chinese red. Faded Glamour style. Dated c. 1920-1940.
A Tall Lacquered And Hand Painted Chinoiserie Standard Lamp
A lovely antique chinoiserie floor lamp - would suit the faded glamour trend. Hand painted, raised on bun feet with the original black lacquer and gilt and crimson detailing in the traditional manner. A pretty example featuring typical scenes from the Far East.
Condition report: Wear commensurate with age (approx. 100 years) - wear & tear (knocks and losses) to the lacquer and gilt to be expected, plus historic repairs where the lacquer has been re-touched or painted over. Please see photos for close up images.
Professionally rewired and PAT tested - valid until October'22.
Chinoiserie originated in the beginning of the 17th century in Europe. The word derives from “chinois,” which is French for “Chinese.” At the time, English and Italian designers and craftsmen sought to imitate the fanciful, decorative style of Chinese arts, silk, and lacquerware. Chinoiserie furniture was typically placed in the bedroom or other private rooms of the house. Chinoiserie made a comeback in the 1930s during the Art Deco period, and it’s also increased in popularity today.
Please note that this lamp is not supplied with a lamp shade.