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Go-to-bed Lantern

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A rare, 18th century go-to-bed lantern, made from ebony and paper with silver metal fittings.

A similar example, identified as French, is shown in Pinto's, (plate 122) and discussed on p.122; 'survivals are extremely rare and date from the middle to end of the 16th century'. The example shown in Pinto's has replacement paper whereas in this example the paper is considered original. For two similar carved walnut examples see Sotheby's, Paris, https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/dillee-dynastie-exp... catalogued as 'probably from Cesar Bagard's Workshop’, late 17th/early 18th century.

This lantern recently discovered amongst the contents of a Georgian period ladies sewing box all dating from early to mid eighteenth century.

3 inches diameter.




Item Code: 5150

£ 795

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