William Collins supplied a very similar lantern, also with the distinctive foliate glazing bars and crestings, to Burton Constable Hall in Yorkshire, England, where a bill from 1832 for £60 survives. An almost identical model is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The lantern has a Regency replaced glass smoke cowl. The pendent light fitting is modern and is fitted for electricity.
Literature: Literature: Christie’s, ‘Fine English Furniture’, sale catalogue, 4 July 1991, lot 16. Christopher Gilbert, Country House Lighting 1660-1890, 1992, p. 73. Rupert Gentle, Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820, 1994, p. 189, illus. 9. Illustrated: Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2011 catalogue, pp. 200-201.
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