Frankfurt A. M., Hessen, Germany, c1720

Silver, fabricated, cast
H 6 cm, W 14 cm

This type of lamp preceded the most popular and well-known Frankfurt type of the last half of the 18th century - the bench type. Members of the same Leschorn family made many of these later lamps. There are far fewer examples of this earlier type. One other example of this type by the same maker exists in another private collection. The general form is that of a chest for the storage of linens or other personal belongings commonly used in an early 18th-cetury German household.

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