Three (3) Classical style lamps, including Ferdinand Barbedienne bronze urns. 1st and 2nd items: Pair of French Bronze urns, each signed to base "F. Barbedienne" (Ferdinand Barbedienne, France, 1810-1892), with central frieze of classical figures and raised handles with Bacchus masks, mounted to red marble bases and fitted as oil lamps, later wired as electric lamps with double sockets. Urns – 12" H. 29" H overall including baluster shaped finials. Late 19th/early 20th century. 3rd item: Classical style lamp with patinated hollow metal figure of a goddess holding an urn atop her head; she stands atop a white porcelain plinth with metallic marbleized decoration, mounted to a bronze colored metal base. Single socket; drum shaped finial. Overall – 32 1/2" H. Mid 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Wiring not checked or guaranteed. All items in overall very good condition with some light wear; Barbedienne urns show some minor oxidation and likely polish wear most notably to top sections, one lamp with more oxidation than the other.
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