Lot 23: Candle-Powered Carriage Lamps. A sided-pair of French-manufactured, square-pattern lamps by Montel & Cie of Marseille, dating from the Edwardian period, they feature bevel-edged and shaped front and side glasses with an etched monogram 'MT' in the centre of each forward-facing glass, pin-lock hinging side doors, candle holders with their original linen-covered coil springs, nickel-plated reflectors, mounting brackets and decorative heat ventilators, each being 52cm high, painted black. It is understood that the lamps were the property of Madam Luisa Tetrazzini, an Italian coloratura soprano who had a highly successful career during the early 20th century. (2)
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Thursday, 12th November 2015
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