A Magnificent And Rare Antique Italian Hand Carved And Gilded Lantern, 1700’s
I was fortunate on my latest trip to Florence at the beginning of January of 2021 to find two of these magnificent antique Italian lanterns that date from the 18th century. They are hand carved from wood and gilded in the most exquisite way. In the past such lanterns were used to hold candles and sometimes as holders of precious devotional statues and they could be seen in palaces as well as churches. These are highly decorative treasures each measuring about 86 x 28 x 28 cm or approximately 33.8 x 11 x 11 inches and they are in lovely antique condition with some signs of ageing that in my opinion only brings forward their true beauty and splendour today. These could be seen in minute flacking of gilding and minor chips or cracks in wood which is understandable considering their age. They could be hanged from the ceiling if desired. The lanterns are exactly as I discovered them. For the full condition please refer to the images!
PLEASE NOTE: This price is for 1 lantern only. If you wish to purchase both of these lanterns you need to select “2” in quantities.
86 x 28 x 28 cm or 33.8 x 11 x 11 inches
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