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Sinumbra lamp (one of a pair)

about 1825–1830
William Carleton (American, 1797–1876)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt and patinated bronze, with lamp mechanism, and with glass shades, blown, frosted, and wheel-cut, and glass chimneys.

Not On View


Lighting devices


Signed and inscribed (on embossed brass label applied to tube of one burner): “MANUFACTURED BY / W. CARLETON / BOSTON”


September 21, 1981, sold by Ronald Bourgeault (dealer) to Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, New York; 2016, year-end gift of the Felds to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld