Why antique floor lamp story lamp is more than just an ornamental
A story lamp from the 18th century that became a Christmas story lamp has an unusual story behind it.
The story lamp, which sold for $1.2 million in 2013, is part of a collection of more than 3,000 lamps made by the company Chanticleer from 1815 to 1825.
The lamps have been the subject of fascination and speculation over the past century.
Some experts believe they may have inspired a story from the novel “The Tale of Two Cities” by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Other experts believe that the lamps were part of an effort to promote commerce during the Revolutionary War, when the lamps, often painted with bright red paint, were used to display military uniforms.
Chanticleers was the world’s largest lamp maker and is known for its beautiful red and white designs.