A rare example of Victorian lamp design in service
A Victorian house built in 1900, one of the few surviving examples of an antique lamp base in service, has been auctioned off.
The Victorian White House, built in 1897, was one of two buildings in New Zealand built for the New Zealand Parliament.
It was purchased by the National Trust for $2.3 million in 2009.
It was sold in February 2018 for $10.7 million.
The New Zealand Pavilion at the Sydney Opera House was also purchased by National Trust in 2009 for $5.5 million.
It is one of four Victorian homes listed for sale in Sydney.
The house was purchased at auction by the Victorian Heritage and Built Heritage Trust in January 2019.
It will be donated to the New York-based National Museum of the American Indian.
Auckland auctioneer Richard A. Farrar said the Victorian House is one that “can be seen in all the modern art”.
“The beauty of the house is it’s built from the Victorian period and the design is quite unusual,” he said.
“It’s a very unusual and very elegant design, so you can see how the architect and architecting team did it.”
We can see that it has a very unique aesthetic.
“Farrar expects to sell it in December.”
I think this is one you can come across a lot in New York, and you can also see a lot of other homes in that time period,” he explained.
The owner of the Victorian White Houses in New Hampshire and Vermont was Thomas W. Tylor.
The White House in Vermont, built at the same time as the Victorian Mansion, was sold at auction in October 2015 for $1.5 to $1,000.
A collection of white house paintings from the period are being exhibited at the University of New Hampshire.