Tag Archives: Argand lamps

Classical Reflections: Recent Gifts from Richard T. Button

A monumental giltwood mirror from about 1840, which has now been installed in Bartow-Pell’s entrance hall, may be the largest known documented New York mirror of the first half of the 19th century. This splendid piece was recently given to … Continue reading

Posted in Mansion Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Again: An Argand Lamp Shines Anew

A wobbly old Argand lamp with a dull surface and broken parts sat unnoticed for years in an obscure corner of Bartow-Pell’s dining room. Now, after restoration, this former diamond in the rough shines as one of the most beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Mansion Musings | Tagged , | 1 Comment