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Object Name: Argand lamp
Date: 1825-1850
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Medium: Brass, glass
Dimensions: Overall: 20 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 in. ( 52.1 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Set of three brass Argand lamps, one with single arm; with an urn atop column, foliate- edged ring around top of urn with two eagles, and lotus finial; holes to hang prisms on urn ring and central foliate ring; frosted glass shades with floral motifs: later cylindrical glass chimneys.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Mary Clinton Brown presented in memory of Caroline Hamilton Brown
Object Number: 1940.50a-c
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Marks: raised on brass plaque below glass globe: "J. B. Wilbor / New York"

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These lamps belonged to the Clinton family.