Design for a Chandelier

ca. 1830 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Place Of Origin

Chandelier design with sinumbra lamps on watermarked paper.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Drawing in pen, ink and water-colour
Brief Description
Design for a chandelier with sinumbra lamps, drawing by the firm Perry & Co., ca. 1830.
Physical Description
Chandelier design with sinumbra lamps on watermarked paper.
  • Height: 57.8cm
  • Width: 38.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Perry & Co. 17 Grafton Street Bond Street W J. Wateridge 1952.' (Inscribed on the back)
Credit line
Given by Mr John Wateridge
One of a series of drawings (E.2009-2014-1952) executed by the firm of Perry &Co. (formerly Parker & Perry) established in London by Mr. William Parker in the mid-18th century, which supplied lighting appliances, inter alia to the Royal Palaces and Residences. The company continued in existence until 1925. For later designs made for Perry & Co., see the volumes and drawings by Bartlett and J. Wateridge, the donor of these drawings.

The paper on which the design is drawn is watermarked 1827.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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