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Hall Lantern

Designed by Thomas Chippendale, English, 1718 - 1779

Made in England, Europe

c. 1759

Brass, glass

51 x 27 inches (129.6 x 68.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 398, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Credit Line:
Purchased with the Joseph E. Temple Fund, 1943

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This lantern follows a model that was originally commissioned in wood by William, fifth earl of Dumfries, for Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland. In 1762, Chippendale included an image of the lantern in the third edition of his book The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director.

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