Argand Lamps Photos

The Argand Lamp was invented in 1780 by Aimé Argand. The design with a circular wick surrounded by a double-walled glass chimney which allows more air to flow past the flame, created a much brighter light and popularity for those rich enough to afford this fixture. Such lamps can be recognized by the oil reservoir above and to the side of the chimney which allows gravity to feed oil to the wick.

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Table lamp bought by George Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Argand lamp from England with oil fed from urn above wick made efficient by glass chimney at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Fireplace mantle with Chinese export vase set & pair of two-arm oil lamps in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Argand oil lamps in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Silver-plated Argand table lamp probably bought by George Washington from Philadelphia silversmith Joseph Anthony in 1792 in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Argand lamp (c1800) from England with oil fed from urn above wick made efficient by glass chimney at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Fireplace mantle with Chinese export vase set (1735-96) & pair of two-arm oil lamps in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Argand oil lamps in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Argand oil lamps at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Argand oil lamp in parlor at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Double Argand lamp & blue flow teapot at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.Argand oil lamps lifted by eagle at Alice Austen House Museum. Staten Island, NY.
Argand oil lamps at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Argand oil lamp in parlor at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Double Argand lamp & blue flow teapot at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.Argand oil lamps lifted by eagle at Alice Austen House Museum. Staten Island, NY.
Argand lamp by William Brooks of London & sold by Bemis & Vose of Boston at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Brass Argand lamps attrib. to Cornelius & Son of Philadelphia, PA at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Argand Lamp from England at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Convex mirror, Argand lamps & Greek-style vases on mantle in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Argand lamp (c1825-30) by William Brooks of London & sold by Bemis & Vose of Boston at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Brass Argand lamps (c1835) attrib. to Cornelius & Son of Philadelphia, PA at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Argand Lamp (c1830) from England at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Convex mirror, Argand lamps & Greek-style vases on mantle in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Argand lamp on card table supported by swan-neck lyre base in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Argand lamp at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Argand lamp at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Argand lamp at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Argand lamp on card table supported by swan-neck lyre base in Chillman Parlor at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Argand lamp at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Argand lamp at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Argand lamp at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Argand lamps & serving dishes on sideboard at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Sideboard with Argand lamps at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Argand lamp with cake plate at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Argand oil lamp in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Argand lamps & serving dishes on sideboard at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Sideboard with Argand lamps at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Argand lamp with cake plate at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Argand oil lamp in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Argand oil lamp in master bedchamber of John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Argand lamp in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Oil lamp & reading material in study at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Argand oil lamp in master bedchamber of John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Argand lamp in Yates House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Oil lamp & reading material in study at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.

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