Pair of Tall Book Lanterns

c. 1900
$8,800 USD
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W: 10.75" D: 10.75" H: 46.5"
Northern Elmwood
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This pair of striking, elongated elmwood lanterns were finely carved by hand and originally used on the floor or table top of a 19th-century Chinese official's home in Fujian province. The small aprons, panels, and finials are all hand-carved with beautiful meandering scrollwork and trailing vines. Cloaked in a layer of dark lacquer, the lanterns have gained a richly worn texture from a century of use. The original paper or silk lining that protected the candlelight within has been replaced it with removable panels of frosted glass.

Each lantern has been wired for a single light bulb (100 watt max.) and fitted with a chain and dark brown canopy for hardwiring to a ceiling junction box. Chain and wire can easily be adjusted upon request.

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