Fine Pair of 19th Century Photophores
Fine Pair of 19th Century Photophores and gilt bronze and parcel gilt Columns, showing strong elements of Robert Adam, the oval cartouches with neo-classical maidens, the inverted bell shaped section with finely cast gilt bronze candelabra.

Robert Adam FRSE FRS FSA FRSA (3 July 1728 – 3 March 1792) was a great Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), the country's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. With his older brother John, Robert took on the family business, which included lucrative work for the Board of Ordnance, after William's death.
In 1754 he left for Rome, spending nearly five years on the continent studying architecture under Charles-Louis Clérisseau and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. On his return to Britain he established a practice in London, where he was joined by his younger brother James. Here he developed the "Adam Style", and his theory of "movement" in architecture, based on his studies of antiquity and became one of the most successful and fashionable architects in the country. Adam held the post of Architect of the King's Works from 1761 to 1769.
RR
c. 1880
Height56.00 inch(142.2 cm)

Width13.00 inch(33.0 cm)

Depth10.00 inch(25.4 cm)
Ref No. 6496
£8900.00
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