Lot 413: COX AND DAY "SEARCH LIGHT" FLORAL AND SCROLL KEROSENE BANQUET LAMP
October 22, 2016
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: COX AND DAY "SEARCH LIGHT" FLORAL AND SCROLL KEROSENE BANQUET LAMP, open-work font holder with a scroll motif leading to a cast-metal connector, two-section marble stem with an amber tone, cast-metal foot with a floral and scroll design. Fitted with a complete brass drop-in font with a domed base, flame spreader signed "COX & DAY/NEW YORK/SEARCH LIGHT". Topped by a period floral decorated and shaded ball-form shade, period slip chimney.
Condition Report: Excellent condition overall with a chip to the marble on the stem, possibly as made, shade virtually undamaged with typical minute roughness to the fitter, chimney with minor flaking/roughness to the fitter.
Provenance: Property of Bill and Karen Webb.
Dimensions: 28 3/4" HOA, 21" H to top of flame spreader, 6 3/4" SQ base. 9 1/4" H shade.
Medium: Fourth quarter 19th century.