A large, 72cm, beautiful English William IV table lamp, Circa 1835 in date.
The striking lamp features the original glass receiver, classic William IV design and has been converted from an 1830s Palmer oil lamp.
Add some classic style to your home with this lovely lamp.
In excellent working condition having been beautifully cleaned and the lamp professionally rewired, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 18 x Depth 18
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches
Our reference: A1712
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