William IV Chinoiserie Lantern

We are delighted to present to you an exquisite piece from Nicholas Wells Antiques – an antique William IV two-tone brass Chinoiserie Lantern. This lantern is a true representation of the elegance and intricacy of the chinoiserie style. The lantern is constructed in two-tone metal, with polished brass and patinated bronze, lending it a unique and striking appearance. The hexagonal shape of the lantern is complemented by C-curved supports at the apex, which adds to its charm. We invite you to add this rare and stunning piece to your collection and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

Chinoiserie A European Phenomenon

Chinoiserie has enjoyed a place in the European decorative arts since the 16th century when rare and exotic vases and lacquerware were imported from the far east. Inspiring European artists to emulate the scarce and hard to source, and expensive merchandise and invent means of accommodating it.

The fashion for Chinese-inspired design had run parallel with English furniture design since the early 18th century. Taken to a zenith by Thomas Chippendale and his contemporaries in the mid-century, it slowly diminished in popularity until the first decades of the 19th century.

The Prince Regent was famously exuberant and adopted styles in deference to the late Georgian. The Prince employed the best architects of his day to create this bizarrely unique and opulent vision inspired by the Orient.

Our fine Chinoiserie Lantern

would be perfectly at home in the exotic interiors of the Brighton Pavilion. Sir William Chambers published designs for Chinese furniture, the design of this chinoiserie lantern strongly refers to his publications. One of Sir William Chambers’s most prominent survivals of Chinese fantasy is the Chinese Pagoda which still stands in Kew Gardens.


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Chinoiserie Lantern – Brass & Bronze – William IV

Stock Number: 4228

An unusual bronze and brass hexagonal chinoiserie lantern. The canopy is fashioned in the chinoiserie manner with bold brass scrolls, above a traditional lantern form.



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 59 cm (23.23 inches)




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